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Sanders Campaign Press Release - 41 New Hampshire Community Leaders Endorse Bernie Sanders for President

February 02, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Today 41 New Hampshire community leaders endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, adding to Sanders' diverse and growing coalition across the state.

The slate of community leaders cited Sen. Sanders' strength on issues such as confronting the climate crisis, Medicare for All, immigration reform, as well as his ability to defeat Donald Trump.

"We are proud to welcome the support of New Hampshire leaders who work tirelessly to ensure a better future for their communities and all Granite Staters," said Shannon Jackson, Bernie 2020 New Hampshire State Director. "This is a people-powered movement that relies on the dedication of local leaders like these"

Salem Democratic activist, Sean Lewis, said, "As the father of a newborn, I need access to high-quality medical care. As a single income household, my wife and I need health care that's affordable. As someone who cares about the future, I need a President who will not only take back the White House but change the very nature of American politics so that the government once again works for working class people. My child's future depends on it."

Immigrant rights activist and community leader Sebastian Fuentes of Thornton, said, "Senator Sanders says that we need to be ready to fight for somebody we don't even know. To me, that represents my children and future generations. That, to me, is as powerful as the movement Bernie has created. His consistency for almost 40 years about the same issues we are fighting now is remarkable. He was standing alone then. He is no longer alone. He has a grassroots movement telling the establishment that enough is enough and we do want change. We need Medicare for All, affordable quality education, a Green New Deal, and compassionate immigration reform. I stand by Senator Bernie Sanders. He is the change we need."

Bernie 2020 has also welcomed endorsements in the Granite State from organizations including the New Hampshire Youth Movement; SEA/SEIU Local 1984; New Hampshire American Postal Workers Union; and Rights and Democracy. Elected officials and community leaders in New Hampshire have also thrown their support behind Sen. Sanders, including New Hampshire's highest ranking Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Andru Volinsky, 22 State Representatives, 7 local and county elected officials, 7 local environmental leaders, and 49 small business owners representing 41 small businesses across all counties.

The full list of community leaders endorsing today, include:

  • Bill Beardslee, Faith Leader - Keene
  • Jean Bernard, Democratic Activist - Stratham
  • Doug Bogen, Environmental Activist - Barrington
  • William Bryk, Democratic Activist and Attorney - Antrim
  • Carmen Buford-Paige, Community Leader - Dover
  • Roger Burkhart, Faith Leader - Rochester
  • Krista Conn, Democratic Activist - Rumney
  • Sally Craft, Democratic Activist - Lancaster
  • Andy Davis, Community Leader - Conway
  • Julia Davis, Democratic Activist - Plymouth
  • Jeff Dickler, Democratic Activist - Rindge
  • Corinne Dodge, Democratic Activist - Derry
  • Nelle Douville, Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist - Gilford
  • Jennifer Dube, Democratic and Environmental Activist - Raymond
  • Marie Duggan, Economics Professor - Keene
  • Judy Elliott, Peace Activist - Canterbury
  • Sebastian Fuentes, Immigrant Rights and Democratic Activist - Thornton
  • Jim Giddings, Democratic and Peace Activist - Greenville
  • Chhatra Gurung, Democratic Activist - Hooksett
  • Madalasa Gurung, Nepali Community Leader and Activist - Hooksett
  • John Hartley, Attorney and Democratic Activist - North Hampton
  • Will Hopkins, Peace Activist - Belmont
  • Chistine Hurley, Democratic Activist - Freedom
  • Manny Krasner, Democratic Activist and Attorney - Farmington
  • Chloe La Casse, Educator and Progressive Activist - Concord
  • Leslie LaMois, Democratic Activist - Harrisville
  • Cathy Lanigan, Democratic Activist - Peterborough
  • Sean Lewis, Democratic Activist - Salem
  • Basra Mohamed, Immigration Attorney - Manchester
  • Joanna Murphy, Democratic Activist - Sutton
  • Tilak Niroula, Community and Political Activist - Manchester
  • Marcus Ponce De Leon, Democratic Activist - Manchester
  • Alissandra Rodriguez-Murray, Community Activist - Manchester
  • Philip Spagnuolo, Former NH State Representative - Laconia
  • Kathy Staub, Democratic Activist, Fmr. School Board Member - Manchester
  • Catherine Stearns, Democratic Activist - Wilmot
  • Virginia Towler, Civil Rights Activist and Author - Dover
  • John Tuthill, Fmr. NH Rep. and Environmental Activist - Acworth

Bernie Sanders, Sanders Campaign Press Release - 41 New Hampshire Community Leaders Endorse Bernie Sanders for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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