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“Democracy Town Halls” This Week In Manchester, Rochester With Gov. Steve Bullock And Former Congressman John Delaney

Original article published on NH Labor News ( available here

Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential contender Bill Weld

MANCHESTER — Montana Governor Steve Bullock is the featured candidate this Thursday, Oct. 10, at a ” Democracy Town Hall” in Manchester, at Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street. Syndicated New Hampshire radio host Arnie Arnesen will moderate the discussion. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Attendees should RSVP at

The Democracy Town Hall series features questions for candidates focused on democracy issues such as voting rights and voting suppression, gerrymandering and fair redistricting, the electoral system, ranked choice voting, voter-owned elections, lobbying reform, enforcement of campaign laws, campaign finance reform, money-in-politics challenges like overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.   The nonpartisan series is hosted by campaign finance reform group Open Democracy Action and Equal Citizens, a democracy advocacy organization.

A second Democracy Town Hall event happens on Saturday at 1 Rochester with former Maryland Congressman John Delaney at the Rochester Performance and Arts Center, 32 North Main Street.  Open Democracy Action executive director Olivia Zink will moderate this discussion.   Delaney hosted a smaller event discussing democracy issues with local activists last month after the NH Democratic Convention, but it was not open to voter participation.   

Additional events in the series are being planned with Governor Bill Weld, author and candidate Marianne Williamson, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Amy Klobuchar.   Previous events featured Andrew Yang, Sen. Tulsi Gabbard, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

For more information about these events or about the Democracy Town Hall series, log on to, or contact Olivia Zink at 603-715-8197.

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