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Huff Post: “Hillary Clinton refuses to rule out any and all benefit cuts to Social Security”

PCCC: “It is an absolute must for a Democratic nominee who claims to be progressive to take Social Security cuts off the table.”

PCCC & Social Security Works Launch Online Ad Buy in NH

Today, after Sec. Hillary Clinton’s campaign made clear for the first time that she will not commit to never cut Social Security, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Social Security Works have launched an online ad buy in New Hampshire to increase pressure on Clinton to make that explicit promise before Tuesday’s primary.

Minutes ago, the Clinton campaign told the Huffington Post, “She has no plans to cut benefits.” The Huffington Post accurately reported, “Hillary Clinton refuses to rule out any and all benefit cuts to Social Security.”

The PCCC and Social Security Works in response announced an online ad buy statewide across New Hampshire today. The Facebook and Google ads will target likely Democratic voters, including Clinton’s supporters.

Stephanie Taylor, Co-founder of the PCCC issued the following statement:

“Hillary Clinton says she has ‘no plans’ to cut Social Security — but George W. Bush had ‘no plans’ to invade Iraq. That is not a promise, and our grandparents and veterans need a promise.

“It is an absolute must for a Democratic nominee who claims to be progressive to say clearly and unequivocally that they will never cut Social Security benefits. Bernie Sanders has made that commitment. Hillary Clinton should make that commitment before the New Hampshire primary so Democrats can focus on expanding benefits.”

Statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works:

“The American people stand united against cuts to Social Security benefits, all Americans. Ninety-four percent of Americans stand against benefit cuts. We need Hillary Clinton to promise to never cut Social Security benefits, no cuts, no buts, now or ever.”

Neither group has endorsed a candidate for president.

Facts on Social Security:

  • Two thirds of American seniors rely on Social Security for most of their income.
  • The average benefit received by women in 2014 was $13,016—just $1,346 over the federal poverty limit for an individual.
  • The average Social Security benefit is just $16,092 a year, less for African Americans and Latinos. This barely clears the poverty line.
  • 94% of Americans oppose cuts to Social Security, and vast majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans support expansion.

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Thousands of people have also signed a petition in the last 24 hours calling on Sec. Clinton to promise never to cut Social Security: ExpandSocialSecurity.org.

See the initial challenge to Sec. Clinton by PCCC on Fox & Friends Feb 2nd

 

 

Days Ahead of Primary, Fight for $15 Spreads to New Hampshire

Fight For $15 - Rally and March - 04/15/15 Image by Barry Solow FLIKR CC

Fight For $15 – Rally and March – 04/15/15 Image by Barry Solow FLIKR CC

Fast-food cooks, cashiers in Granite State to wage first-ever strike for $15, union rights before GOP debate in Manchester

With 45% of N.H. workers paid less than $15/hour, underpaid workers to push candidates from both parties to back $15, union rights

Manchester, NH — Just days before the New Hampshire primary, cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other chains will walk off their jobs for the first time across the Granite State on Saturday to demand $15/hour and union rights. With voters in the state citing the economy as their top concern, fast-food workers also announced that they will protest with other underpaid workers outside the GOP debate in Manchester Saturday evening to stress that the 45% of workers in New Hampshire who are paid less than $15/hour are a voting bloc that cannot be ignored. 

The workers’ strike follows a wave of walkouts coinciding with presidential primary debates in Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Iowa, and comes as low-paying jobs are dragging down communities across New Hampshire: 45% of workers in the state, or some 281,000, are paid less than $15/hour, making the need to raise pay a major issue in the run-up to the primary.

“My three young kids are growing so quickly, and on $8 an hour I can’t even afford jackets for them in the winter,” said Megan Jensen, who is paid $8/hour at KFC in Manchester and who will be a first time voter in the New Hampshire primary. “I’ve never walked off the job before, but I can’t wait any longer for fair pay. Everyone deserves at least $15/hour and the right to a union, and candidates who are flying into New Hampshire this week need to know that we are taking this demand to the polls.” 

Fast-food workers started organizing in New Hampshire after seeing how workers in neighboring Massachusetts have won pay increases and made $15/hour a top-tier political issue by joining together and going on strike. Workers at a string of Boston-area hospitals including Boston Medical CenterTufts Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital have won pay raises to $15/hour in recent months. In July 2015, 35,000 home care workers across Massachusetts won an unprecedented statewide $15/hour minimum wage through a contract negotiated with Gov. Charlie Baker. And in January, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour during his State of the City address in January.  

Fast-food workers started organizing in New Hampshire after seeing how workers in neighboring Massachusetts have made $15/hour a top-tier political by joining together and going on strike. In January, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour during his State of the City address. Workers at a string of Boston-area hospitals including Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital have won pay raises to $15/hour in recent months. And in July 2015, 35,000 home care workers across Massachusetts won an unprecedented statewide $15/hour minimum wage through a contract negotiated with Gov. Charlie Baker.

Saturday, Feb. 6: Schedule of New Hampshire Fight for $15 Strike Actions and Events

Ongoing Media Availability

Striking fast-food workers available throughout the day for interviews. Contact Jack or Anna above to arrange.

2:00pm ET Strike | Wendy’s 675 South Willow St., Manchester, NH 03103

Striking New Hampshire fast-food workers available for interviews. Strike to feature compelling visuals.

6:00pm ET Protest | Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102

Massive crowd of underpaid workers will march to St. Anselm College to protest at the GOP debate.

Striking fast-food workers will be joined by child care and other underpaid workers from across the state who are fighting for $15/hour and union rights: 

“Child care workers and parents are struggling to get by on low wages, and our children are paying the price,” said Jen Cole of Pittsfield, NH, who’s paid $13.25/hour after working in child care for nearly 20 years. “When I started in child care, my husband and I relied on food stamps and Medicaid to care for our three kids. Politicians talk a lot about protecting our kids’ future, but they’re not doing enough about it. In 2016, I’m looking for the candidates who support $15 and affordable care for all working people.”

Wherever 2016 candidates go this election season, fast-food and other underpaid workers are following to demand $15/hour and union rights. Days before the Iowa caucus, fast-food workers walked off the job for the first time in the state, drawing widespread attention hours before a GOP debate in Des Moines. Earlier this year, a walkout by hundreds of fast-food workers in Charleston prompted a statement of support by the Democratic National Committee and an impromptu visit from  Sen. Bernie Sanders, who grabbed a bullhorn and  praised the strikers just moments before he took the floor for that night’s Democratic debate. And in November, following a nationwide strike in 270 cities and an evening protest outside the GOP debate in Milwaukee, the first question directed at candidates that night asked them to respond to the demands of fast-food workers seeking $15 and union rights. 

The Fight for $15 strikes in key primary states shows the political power of underpaid workers who, just three years ago launched their movement for higher pay and union rights in New York City. By repeatedly going on strike and raising their voices, fast-food, home care, child care, and other underpaid workers have made income inequality a dominant theme in the 2016 presidential race. Entrance polls from Iowa revealed that inequality weighed heavily on voters’ minds, and candidates are responding: In June, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told fast-food workers at a national convention in Detroit, “I want to be your champion,” and said that “what you’re doing to build the Fight for $15 movement is so important.” In recent months, Clinton has held round-table meetings with home care and child care workers fighting for $15/hour and union rights. Prominent elected officials including U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison have called for raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. And the Democratic National Committee voted in August to make $15/hour an official part of its 2016 platform. 

Workers will also continue to collect signatures on their Fight for $15 Voter Agenda, a five-point platform that launched late last year and calls for $15 and union rights, affordable child care, quality long-term care, racial justice and immigration reform—issues identified by underpaid workers as key factors in whether they will go to the polls for a candidate. They will put politicians on notice that, as a voting bloc, workers paid less than $15 could swing elections all across the country.

A recent poll of workers paid less than $15/hour commissioned by the National Employment Law Project showed that 69% of unregistered voters would register to vote if there were a candidate who supported $15/hour and a union; and that 65% of registered voters paid less than $15/hour would be more likely to vote if there were a candidate who supported $15/hour and a union. That’s 48 million potential voters paid less than $15 who could turn out if there were candidates who backed higher pay and union rights.

“We The People” Convention Adds More Speakers

NH RebellionJim Gilmore, NH Gubernatorial and
Congressional Candidates, others to speak at
“We the People” Convention starting today in Manchester NH

The NH Rebellion three-day “We the People” Convention kicks off today in Veterans Park, Manchester with additional speakers, including

  • Presidential candidate Gov. Jim Gilmore, confirmed to speak at 2:30 pm today;
  • NH gubernatorial candidate Rep. Frank Edelblut (R- Wilton NH), confirmed to speak at 1:45 pm today;
  • NH gubernatorial candidate Mark Connolly (D, former NH Deputy Secretary of State), confirmed to speak at 10:00 am tomorrow;
  • NH gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern (D, Executive Councilor), confirmed to speak at 10:30 am tomorrow; and
  • Democratic candidate in NH first Congressional District, businessman Shawn O’Connor, confirmed to speak at 2:15 pm tomorrow.

“In this campaign we have seen how the media and their pollsters have controlled the debate process and limited voters access to the candidates by continuous coverage of celebrity candidates and the highest bidders,” said Gov. Jim Gilmore. “While individuals are limited in their personal contributions, access to the debates has been controlled by the corporate media with few limitations.  Now it’s time for the New Hampshire voters to reject the attempt to narrow their choices and speak.”

“The powerful interests have plenty of champions already – it’s time we stood up for the people of New Hampshire and of our country,” said Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern.  “Together, we’ll build a state and a country where everyone has the chance to get ahead, not just those at the top who rig the game in their favor.”

Hundreds of Granite State #FightBigMoney activists are expected to attend today’s session of the Convention, which also features:

  • at 2:00 pm: a keynote address by Richard Painter, who served as associate counsel to President George W. Bush and is now a professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota Law School, and author of “The Conservative Case for Campaign-Finance Reform” (op-ed in Wednesday’s New York Times)
  • at 5:00 pm, remarks by John Pudner, the conservative political consultant who helped Dave Bart unseat Eric Cantor who now heads “Take Back our Republic”;
  • at 7:00 pm: dinner with “Law & Order” star Sam Waterston, interviewed by veteran reformer Nick Nyhart;
  • at 8:00 pm, the comedy show “Jimmy Tingle for President” with top political humorist and former 60 Minutes II correspondent Jimmy Tingle;
  • at 3:00 pm: remarks by former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Count John Broderick and Tiani Coleman, head of NH Independent Voters;
  • at 4:15 pm: remarks by former Republican Congressional candidate Mike Peabody of “Issue One”;  and
  • at 12:45 pm: a roundtable discussion with former state Sen. Jim Rubens, chair of the NH Liberty Caucus Aaron Day, and NH Rebellion activist Brian Tilton.

Full Convention schedule for today available at http://www.nhrebellion.org/friday_schedule

As-updated schedule for Saturday and Sunday available through the links at  http://www.nhrebellion.org/convention.

The Convention is being held in a huge heated tent across the street from the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

National groups cosponsoring the Convention include: Avaaz, Common Cause, Every Voice, Franciscan Action Network, Free Speech for People, Issue One, People for the American Way, Public Citizen, Represent.US, the Stamp Stampede and Take Back Our Republic.

The NH Rebellion is best-known for its cold-weather “Walks for Democracy.” To date, more than 2,000 activists have walked a total of 30,000 miles to bring attention to the corrupting influence of large campaign contributions.  The movement was inspired by the efforts of the legendary New Hampshire reformer Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who walked across America beginning in 1999 in support of campaign finance reform.

“This is going to be a ‘Big Tent’ event – quite literally,” explained NH Rebellion Executive Director Dan Weeks.  “We’re bringing together people who hold all kinds of political viewpoints in one big heated tent just in time for the New Hampshire primary. Despite all the differences between the parties, this is one issue just about everybody agrees on.   Our polling shows that 96% of New Hampshire voters believe money has too much influence over politics.” 

“Our members have been working for two years to make campaign finance reform the number one issue in our presidential primary,” Weeks said.  “The more money that has been poured into this election cycle, the stronger our grassroots movement has grown.  People are sick and tired of thinking that our politicians only represent the big donors, and that our government doesn’t belong to the people anymore.”

NH Rebellion members have attended hundreds of events during the primary season, asking each presidential candidate “What specific reforms will you advance to end the corrupting influence of money in politics?”  Candidates’ replies are available at www.QuestionR.us

The group also sent each campaign a formal questionnaire, asking for support of six solutions to restore democracy detailed in the group’s We the People Pledge www.nhrebellion.org/pledge and members have met with several of the presidential candidates and campaigns.

“Last year’s midterm elections broke all kinds of records. Here in New Hampshire, spending by campaigns and outside groups added up to more than $106 million.  This election, we’re expecting that number will double or even triple,” Weeks added.  “Candidates who think they have to raise that kind of money from large donors, in order to be competitive, are going to pay attention to what their donors want in return.  That’s how our government gets bought.  And voters have a right to be angry about that.”

“It’s time to fix the problem, and reclaim our democracy,” Weeks said. 

 

Hillary Clinton Releases New Ad “Real Progress Now”

Manchester — With the New Hampshire primary just a week away, Hillary for America is airing a new ad highlighting that families in New Hampshire need a President who will be able to make progress on  their first day in office and encouraging Democrats to vote for Hillary Clinton.

The ad, “Real Progress Now,” makes the case that Hillary Clinton is the one candidate who will make a real difference in people’s lives and that the people of New Hampshire “can’t wait” to achieve those results.

The ad encourages Granite Staters to vote on February 9th. The new 30-second spot is part of the campaign’s ongoing buy in New Hampshire and will run alongside previously released ads.

REAL PROGRESS NOW

Below is the script of “Real Progress Now:”

“The American people can’t afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper but will never make it in the real world. The grandmother that has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent, can’t wait. A single mom who desperately needs a raise, can’t wait. A student with a mountain of debt can’t wait. We can make real progress right now for people and families that need it.”

The DNC Sanctions Additional Democratic Debate In New Hampshire

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and NHDP Chair Buckley
on the Addition of a Democratic Debate in New Hampshire
 

Today, the DNC released the addition of a Democratic presidential debate between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“I’m pleased to share exciting news on behalf of our two candidates. As with our previous debates, town halls and forums, voters will have several more opportunities to see them share their vision for how to build on 7 years of progress and keep America moving forward. Our Democratic candidates have asked the DNC to sanction and manage additional debates in our primary schedule, including one this week in New Hampshire ahead of the First in the Nation primary, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Having our candidates in agreement on their desire to add debates to our sanctioned schedule, the DNC has sanctioned an MSNBC debate on February 4th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

“The candidates have also agreed to participate in three newly scheduled DNC sanctioned debates to be held in addition to the February 11th PBS News Hour, and March 9th Univision debates already planned. The first of these new debates is confirmed to take place in Flint, Michigan on March 6th, with the remaining two taking place in April and May with times and locations to be determined. We will continue to work closely with both campaigns as we finalize the remaining details.

“Our debates have set viewership records because of our candidates’ ideas, energy, and the strength of their vision to build on the progress we’ve made over the last seven years. We look forward to seeing them continuing to share Democrats’ vision for the country.”

The following is a statement from New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley: 

“We’re thrilled to be a co-host of the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Debate this week. It’s been an exciting campaign here in the Granite State already and we couldn’t be more excited to have another chance to host the candidates before our First-in-the-Nation primary.

“I’m pleased that the two campaigns, NBC, and the party were able to reach this agreement. I want to thank DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her work brokering this compromise. There are many who deserve credit for this agreement and the New Hampshire Democratic Party is pleased to have had a role in the effort that will benefit our candidates, our party, and, most of all, the voters of New Hampshire and across the country. We’re excited to help co-host this debate because we know that whoever our Democratic nominee is will win in November along with Democrats up and down the ballot.”

“We have incredible Democratic candidates running for president and Wednesday’s CNN town hall along with Thursday’s scheduled MSNBC Debate and Friday’s historic NHDP McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Celebration broadcast live on NH1 News and C-Span just days before the New Hampshire Primary provide three great opportunities for voters in New Hampshire and around the country to hear our candidates’ plans to build on the progress we’ve made over the last seven years.”

Granite State Rumblings: Putting Children And Families First in the Primary

The Iowa caucus is over and on Tuesday, February 9th the voters in New Hampshire will have their say on the candidates they feel will best lead their party to victory in November. This primary season has seen candidates come and go, different issues take center stage, and viewpoints change.

Through it all, the staff of Every Child Matters in New Hampshire has followed the candidates across the state, helped raise the issues that are important to children and families in the state and across the country, and asked every major candidate a question on those issues. We have participated in round table discussions, Conversations with the Candidates, town hall events and forums, held weekly Twitter Chats about the issues with our partner MomsRising, and worked to educate potential voters about the process and the issues.

During this last week before the First in the Nation NH Primary, the candidates will be back in the state. Here are several things that you can do to continue to raise the issues.

  • Please take a look at our Every Child Matters Digital Dialogue – which is a collection of brief snapshots for each of the two major parties’ presidential candidates – a sample record of what they’ve been saying and doing on some issues that we at Every Child Matters have worked on for years.
  • Then continue the conversation by:

to ask a question about their position on an issue that is important to you.

You also have 2 more chances to hear what almost all of the candidates have to say first hand.

On Thursday evening February 4th, the 3 Democratic Candidates will participate in a debate at UNH in Durham hosted by MSNBC. The Union Leader is giving voters a chance to submit a question that they would like to have asked of the candidates. We also encourage you to join us in tweeting questions for the candidates to moderators @chucktodd, @maddow. And don’t forget to watch the debate live on MSNBC at 9 pm. on Thursday, February 4th.

On Saturday, February 6th, some (number is still undetermined) of the Republican candidates will participate in a debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester hosted by ABC News. Join us in tweeting debate moderators @DavidMuir and @MarthaRaddatz with questions for candidates.

All of these things will help you to make an educated decision about the candidates and your issues when you go to vote on Tuesday, February 9th.

GROWING UP GRANITE

Come to YWCA NH in Manchester this Saturday, February 6th from 11 am – 2 pm as we co-host the first NH Primary Family Fun Day! FREE FUN for the whole FAMILY! Join us in counting down the waning days of this Primary Season!

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Sanders And Clinton A Virtual Draw In Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – In a come-from-behind campaign for the history books, Bernie Sanders on Monday fought to a virtual draw with Hillary Clinton in Iowa’s precinct caucuses

“Nine months ago we had no political organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the country,” Sanders said. “Tonight, while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie,” he added. “It looks like we’ll have about half of the Iowa delegates.”

Sanders was headed overnight to New Hampshire, where polls published on Sunday put the U.S. senator from Vermont up by 20 points or more over the former secretary of state.

The Iowa caucuses came nine months after he launched his White House campaign as a 41-point underdog in Iowa to Clinton, who had been all but coronated by pundits and the party establishment.

Earlier Monday, Sanders thanked volunteers at his Iowa campaign headquarters. “This is a national campaign. We are in this to win at the convention. We’re taking this all of the way,” he told reporters gathered outside a red-white-and-blue campaign bus that he used to travel across the Hawkeye State.

Sanders message combined exhortations about the country’s corrupt campaign finance system and rigged economy. “I’m very proud to tell you that we are the only candidate on the Democratic side without a super PAC,” he said.

Sanders credited his success in Iowa to some 15,000 volunteers who helped bring out young people, working-class supporters and disaffected voters who were drawn to his campaign in large numbers and defied pundits’ predictions that they would not turn out at the caucuses.

Sanders’ message combined exhortations about the country’s rigged economy propped up by a corrupt campaign finance system and a long list of detailed policy proposals.

He called for universal health care and tuition-free public colleges and universities. He wants to break up big Wall Street banks, put millions of Americans to work rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges and strengthen Social Security. He wants to implement a fair and humane immigration policy that will bring millions of aspiring Americans out of the shadows and keep families together. He opposes trade deals that have shuttered factories and thrown millions of Americans out of work. He has the boldest plan to combat the planetary crisis of climate change. He vowed to protect a woman’s right to choose and ensure equal pay for equal work. And he detailed a comprehensive criminal justice reform package as part of a plan to combat institutional racism.

LIUNA Members Out in Force in Iowa to Elect Clinton Next President

“Clinton Stands Out as Tough and Tested Fighter” 

Davenport, Iowa – Iowa Members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – today rallied in support of Secretary Clinton for President at events in Davenport and Des Moines.

LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan addressed the crowd; calling on members to make history in 2016 by mobilizing like never before.

“We are working class warriors who can be counted on to be a legion of volunteers and an army of voters,” said O’Sullivan. “We are going all in for Secretary Clinton, because she is a tough and tested fighter and no one will work harder to defend the livelihoods of LIUNA families.”

Secretary Clinton has backed transportation infrastructure projects that put LIUNA members to work; including a proposal that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. She is committed to fighting for good jobs building America’s energy infrastructure.

“When it comes to protecting our nation and securing our prosperity, there is no candidate I would rather have at my back than Hillary Clinton,” said O’Sullivan.

Clinton is an effective leader who will protect good wages and pensions, and strengthen our social security and healthcare.

Following both events, LIUNA members canvassed union members in the surrounding area to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton.

Hillary for New Hampshire To Kick Off GOTV With Grassroots Events Across the State

Campaign Surrogates, New Hampshire Leaders Will Fire Up Thousands of Volunteers Preparing To Turn Out Voters for Hillary Clinton

Manchester – Hillary for New Hampshire will officially kick off the “Get Out The Vote” phase of the campaign on Friday, January 29th with just a few days until the Iowa caucus and less than two weeks until the New Hampshire Primary.  At hundreds of grassroots events across the state throughout the weekend, Hillary Clinton supporters will be talking to their friends and neighbors about how as president, Hillary Clinton will make a difference for families and stop Republicans – like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump – from ripping up the progress Democrats have worked so hard to make.

Over the weekend, actor and environmental activist Ted Danson, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Governor Maggie Hassan, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman Seth Moulton, Congressman Bill Keating, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congressman Jim McGovern, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Congressman Joe Kennedy, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Congressman Joe Courtney, former Congressman Tim Bishop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy, Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, EMILY’s List founder Ellen Malcolm, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, former CIA operative Valerie Plame, and New Hampshire elected and civic leaders will all attend grassroots events in New Hampshire between January 29th and January 31st to greet volunteers and lay out why Hillary Clinton is the candidate with the right experience and the best policies for Granite State families.

“Everyday Hillary Clinton reminds us this campaign is about the people she will make a difference for as President, and empowering them to take part in the election is one of our top priorities.  Over the final twelve days of the New Hampshire primary, we are going to be getting out the vote for Hillary Clinton so we can nominate the candidate best prepared to take on the Republicans and get results for the American people,” said Hillary for New Hampshire State Director Mike Vlacich. “We started this campaign in April, preparing to deliver on Hillary Clinton’s pledge to earn every vote and take nothing for granted and prepared for a competitive race. Every vote counts in New Hampshire – especially with a border state candidate on the ballot.”

On top of traditional campaign organizing, Hillary for New Hampshire is officially launching an online application that enables voters to build a personalized, digital card expressing their commitment to vote for Hillary Clinton in their state’s primary or caucus. Commitment cards are a traditional, offline organizing technique that the campaign is now using online to engage supporters who know Hillary Clinton has been in the trenches fighting by their side for decades and will fight and deliver for them every day as President.  The Commit to Caucus, or Commit to Vote, app is available at http://hillaryclinton.com/commit.

Hillary for New Hampshire has eight GOTV Centers and 11 local offices which serve as hubs of activity for the more than 10,178 Granite Staters who have taken part in the campaign, joining organizers in communities across the state.

Since Hillary Clinton launched her campaign in April, Hillary for New Hampshire has been committed to delivering a grassroots community organizing campaign that connects supporters and builds relationships with Granite Staters through one-on-one meetings, small gatherings, and online engagement. At all of the weekend’s events, volunteers will be asking voters to fill out a “Commit to Vote” card, pledging to vote for Clinton in the first in the nation primary.

Below are a few events happening this weekend. Media interested in attending any of the events are kindly asked to RSVP to jmcclain@hillaryclinton.com. If you would like to attend an event not listed or that is closer to you, please inquire.

WHAT: Hanover for Hillary Organizing Event with Gloria Steinem

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 10:45 am

WHERE: Morano Gelato, 57 Main St #101, Hanover

WHAT: Women for Hillary Organizing Event with Gloria Steinem and Senator Jeanne Shaheen

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 1:30 pm

WHERE: Live Juice, 5  S Main Street, Concord

WHAT: Laconia Volunteer Meet & Greet with Ted Danson

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 2:30 pm

WHERE: 373 Court Street, Laconia

WHAT: Manchester Volunteer Meet & Greet with Gloria Steinem

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 2:50 pm

WHERE: 66 Hanover Street, Suite 300, Manchester

WHAT: Phonebank with Gloria Steinem

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 4:30 pm

WHERE: 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth

WHAT: Concord Phonebank Meet & Greet with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Ted Danson & Congresswoman Annie Kuster

WHEN: Friday, January 29th at 5:15 pm

WHERE: 109 N. State Street, Concord

WHAT: Nashua Canvass Kick-Off with Governor Maggie Hassan & MA Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: Ledge Street Elementary,139 Ledge Street, Nashua

WHAT: Keene Canvass Kick-Off with Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and CT Congressman Joe Courtney

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 265 Washington Street, Keene

WHAT: Exeter Canvass Kick-Off with MA Congressman Seth Moulton

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 30 Court Street, Exeter

WHAT: Manchester Canvass Kick-Off with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: Montessori School, 698 Beech Street, Manchester

WHAT: Hampton Canvass Kick-Off with MA Congressman Michael Capuano

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 703 Ocean Blvd, Suite C3, Hampton

WHAT: Portsmouth Canvass Kick-Off with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Massachusetts AG Maura Healy and Maine AG Janet Mills

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 2800 Lafayette Road, Unit 10A, Portsmouth

WHAT: Peterborough Canvass Kick-Off with Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 87 Wilder Farm Road, Peterborough

WHAT: Winchester Canvass Kick-Off with Former NY Congressman Tim Bishop

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 19 Parker Street, Winchester, NH 03470

WHAT: Concord Canvass Kick-Off with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 10 am

WHERE: 109 North State Street, Concord

WHAT: Londonderry Canvass Kick-Off with MA Congressman Bill Keating

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 11 am

WHERE: 89 Hovey Road, Londonderry

WHAT: Exeter Canvass Kick-Off with Governor Dan Malloy

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 130A Water Street, Exeter

WHAT: Berlin Canvass Kick-Off with Congresswoman Annie Kuster

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 52 Main Street, Berlin

WHAT: Keene Canvass Kick-Off with Former NY Congressman Tim Bishop, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, and Ambassador Dan Benjamin

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 265 Washington Street, Keene

WHAT: Concord Canvass Kick-Off with MA Congressman Jim McGovern

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 9 South Spring Street, Concord

WHAT: Dover Canvass Kick-Off with MA Congressman Stephen Lynch

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 903 Central Avenue, Dover

WHAT: Salem Canvass Kick-Off with MA Treasurer Deb Goldberg & Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 15 Ermer Road, Salem

WHAT: Derry Field Office Volunteer Meet & Greet with Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 1 pm

WHERE: 4 Peabody Annex Road, Derry

WHAT: Keene Phonebank Kick-Off with Former NY Congressman Tim Bishop

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 3 pm

WHERE: 265 Washington Street, Keene

WHAT: Lebanon Phonebank Kick-Off with Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame

WHEN: Saturday, January 30th at 3:30 pm

WHERE: 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon

WHAT: Lebanon Canvass Kick-Off with NY Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 10 am

WHERE: 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon

WHAT: Salem Canvass Kick-Off with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 10 am

WHERE: 15 Ermer Road, Salem

WHAT: Keene Canvass Kick-Off with Former NY Congressman Tim Bishop

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 10 am

WHERE: 265 Washington Street, Keene

WHAT: Concord Canvass Kick-Off with NY Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 1 pm

WHERE: 109 N. State Street, Concord

WHAT: Portsmouth Canvass Kick-Off with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 1 pm

WHERE: 35 Middle Road, Portsmouth

WHAT: Portsmouth Phonebank Kick-Off with NY Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 3 pm

WHERE: 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth

WHAT: Plymouth Phonebank Kick-Off with Congresswoman Annie Kuster

WHEN: Sunday, January 31st at 4 pm

WHERE: 107 Main Street, Plymouth

Gloria Steinem To Join Hillary for New Hampshire Organizing Events

Gloria Steinem (Jewish Women's Archive FLKR)Manchester — Gloria Steinem will travel to New Hampshire on January 29th to talk with New Hampshire voters at grassroots events about Hillary Clinton’s lifetime of experience fighting for families and getting meaningful results. 

Steinem will visit Hanover, Concord, Manchester and Portsmouth to talk to voters about how as president, Hillary Clinton will work to build an economy that works for all Americans. 

With so much at stake for American families in 2016, Hillary for New Hampshire is committed to delivering a grassroots community organizing campaign that connects supporters and builds relationships with Granite Staters through one-on-one meetings, small gatherings, and online engagement. At the events, volunteers will be asking supporters to fill out a “Commit to Vote” card, pledging to vote for Hillary in the first in the nation primary.

Members of the public can sign up at hillaryclinton.com/events to receive more information about campaign events happening near them.

The following week of action events are open to members of the press. Media planning to cover any event are kindly asked to R.S.V.P. to jmcclain@hillaryclinton.com

Seniors for Hillary Event with Gloria Steinem

When: 9:45 AM

Where: Kendal Retirement Center at 80 Lyme Rd in Hanover

Students for Hillary with Gloria Steinem 

When: 10:30 AM

Where: Morano Gelato, 57 Main St #101 in Hanover

Women for Hillary Event with Gloria Steinem

When: 1:30 PM

Where: Live Juice, 5 S Main Street in Concord

Manchester Organizing Event with Gloria Steinem

When: 2:45 PM

Where: Hillary for New Hampshire Manchester Office, 66 Hanover Street, Suite 300 in Manchester 

Portsmouth Phone Bank with Gloria Steinem

When: 4:30 PM

Where: Hillary for New Hampshire Portsmouth Office, 2800 Lafayette Road, Suite 10A in Portsmouth

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