Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Granite State Organizing Project Arranging "Conversation with Our Next President"

From The Granite State Organizing Project:

State's Largest Community Organization Cuts Through Political Spin with Real Conversation with Candidates Planned

Most presidential candidate debates rarely give voters the whole picture of how the candidate will solve the problems of New Hampshire. The Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP), the state's largest community organization, and its members are working to complete the picture. As the first-in-the-nation primary state, New Hampshire citizens take this privilege and responsibility very seriously. GSOP is arranging an event that will cut through the political spin by translating this access into real answers to questions posed directly by New Hampshire citizens.

The presidential candidates of both parties have been invited to speak to GSOP's membership body in a "Conversation with Our Next President" event at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, September 15, 2007.

New Hampshire residents, like Americans everywhere, want direct answers to the questions affecting our daily lives. GSOP works to get answers to the social problems of this state in their daily organizing work and will apply that same practice to get questions answered by the candidates during this forum on September 15.In preparation for the upcoming event, the presidential candidates have been given a list of questions and have been asked to respond in writing. The questions have been written by NH community members focusing on housing, health care, immigrant and refugee concerns, employment, education and grassroots democracy.

For more information please visit: http://gsopnh.tripod.com/ or contact Sara Jane Knoy at gsop@verizon.net