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Brought to you by The Committee To Elect Elle Gallo
Derry sends 10 Representatives to the State House to legislate for its residents. Our contingency of lawmakers should reflect the diversity of our community. If our values are not represented in our local elected legislature we lose our voice, our vote, and eventually our rights. It's time to bring some balance to Derry.
I'm the proud Mom of 3 young adults, a small business (Information Technology, Cyber Security) owner with my husband of 27 years, Joe; and our family has lived in Derry together since 2015 with our Pomeranian, Trixie.
I've always been a community organizer and a human rights activist. I've been involved with too many projects over the years to list. One that I'm very proud of was the founding of Eve Rising, a grassroots advocacy group for women. We ran events that brought women in business, art, and music together while raising awareness of international women's issues and raising money for local women's non-profits. I was the invited speaker for the first International Women's Day Event in Boston.
I was also a professional and award-winning singer, booking agent, recording artist, songwriter & producer for a decade before moving to NH. While pursuing a career in music I homeschooled my 3 kiddos and helped build our community through volunteerism and service to others. I sat on town committees, helped organize Earth Day Events and Independence Day Festivals, weekly local gatherings, was a board member on the Cultural Committee to bring together the many cultures of the city I lived in, and worked to improve the business zone and the art section of the city.
When we moved to Derry our kids enrolled in the Derry School System. I went back to school to train as a Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, and Life Coach, in preparation to open a Wellness Center to expand on the work Eve Rising had done, here in Derry. The week before the Covid Pandemic shut down began, I canceled my appointment to sign a lease for that business.
In 2021 I was elected PTSA President at NEXT Charter School and returned to my activist roots. I became very involved with NH advocacy groups and lobbying efforts at the NH State House on reproductive, LGBTQ, and public school government overreach bills. I worked tirelessly (and successfully!) on several this past session. Here in Derry I successfully rallied a small but mighty group of Derry residents to form a coalition to remove an anti-transgender billboard in town and we also simultaneously raised over $3000 for Planned Parenthood Gender Health Care in the same effort-all peacefully and without issue. We held a demonstration for Transgender Day of Visibility, raised money and coordinated with downtown businesses to hang flags celebrating and commemorating Pride month, and stood in peaceful protest when the Supreme Court overturned Roe.
I don't claim to be an expert on everything, but I'm open-minded and will listen to residents, businesses, and students of Derry. I will do my best to be educated and informed on legislation. I would be happy to stand as a representative for the good people of Derry.
I hope to earn your vote on September 13 and on November 8.
If you'd like to help, get to know me! Invite me for coffee, or introduce me to your neighbors. Share this page with friends. Help write postcards to other Derry voters. Donate to the campaign fund to help purchase yard signs (and put a yard sign up!) and marketing material. Help young people register to vote.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Please reach out anytime.