23 Granite Staters Join Senator Barack Obama’s Grassroots Campaign for Change

MANCHESTER, NH— More than twenty new Democratic grassroots leaders have joined Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign this week. The endorsers include state Representatives, religious and community leaders, and grassroots activists ready to bring fundamental change to our country.

“Across New Hampshire, people are telling me they’re ready to turn the page on our broken politics,” Senator Obama said. “They’re ready for real solutions on health care and energy, for an end to this disastrous war, which should never have been authorized and never been waged.”

The endorsements come on the heels of another Democratic debate in which Obama set himself apart from the Washington insiders who frown on a candidate telling the American people exactly how he plans to keep them safe:

“. . . We’re debating the most important foreign policy issues that we face, and the American people have a right to know,” Obama said at the AFL-CIO forum in Chicago Tuesday night. “It is not just Washington insiders that are part of the debate that has to take place with respect to how we’re going to shift our foreign policy. This is a seminal question.”

The following leaders have joined Obama’s movement for change this week:

Ed Butler, Hart’s Location – State Representative
Nickolas Levasseur, Manchester – State Representative
Tara Sad, Walpole – State Representative
Lucy Weber, Walpole – State Representative
Maggie Porter, Merrimack – State Representative
Betsy Shultis, Portsmouth – former State Representative
Reverend Art Hilson, Portsmouth
Reverend Bertha Perkins, Nashua
Sharon Spivak, Nashua – Jewish Community Leader
Reverend Dr. Leanne Tigert, Concord – GLBT Activist
Andru Volinsky, Concord – Attorney
Fred Ross, Dover – Civil Rights Activist
Chris O’Connor, Hillsborough – Grassroots Activist
Karen Primiano, Hancock – Activist
Mary Maguire, Nashua – Activist
Mark Brockmeier, Windham – Activist
Andy Mack, Sr., Londonderry – Activist
Sandy McKenzie, Nelson – Activist
Joan Reische, Manchester – Activist
Chuck Hotchkiss, Durham – Activist
Valerie Cunningham, Portsmouth – Activist
Paul Remus, Bedford – Activist
Ann Remus, Bedford – Activist