Monday, October 01, 2007

Obama Announces "New Hampshire Women for Obama"

From The Obama Campaign:

Senator Barack Obama's New Hampshire campaign today announced the leadership of New Hampshire Women for Obama. The state co-chairs, steering committee, and county co-chairs—comprising State Representatives, activists, and local community leaders—will advise the campaign on women's and family issues, host events across the state, and lead organizing efforts among the thousands of women supporting Obama in New Hampshire.

"New Hampshire women are so excited about Obama because he understands the challenges that today's women face," State Co-Chair Ann McLane Kuster said. "As a community organizer working with families, as the son of a single mother, and now as the father of two young daughters, he knows from personal experience that it's not enough to encourage women to dream big—we have to give women the resources they need to achieve those dreams."

State Co-Chairs

Ann McLane Kuster – Director of Rath, Young, & Pignatelli's Education and Non-Profit Law Practice Group

Peggo Horstmann Hodes – renowned vocalist and educator

State Steering Committee

Joan Reische – Board member of Women in Transition and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Wendy Frosh – Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Babette Rittmeyer – Political activist
Rebecca Hutchinson – Policy Staff for New Hampshire House Majority Office
Alison Dickey – Director of the Art Reference Library
Betsey Neville – Founder and past chair of NARAL-NH
Tracy Hahn-Burkett – Author of parenting blog,
Sen. Martha Fuller-Clark – State Senator
Brenda MacLellan – Special education teacher
Carol Moore – Mental health therapist
Ellie Gordon – N.H. Legal Assistance attorney
Gerri King, Ph.D. – Social psychologist
Mary Rauh – Member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America national task force
Patricia Ayers – Board member and former Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
Ronni Wise – Attorney at the firm of Sulloway and Hollis
Sally Helms – Political activist
Rita Bowlby – Vice President-Corporate Affairs at the United Illuminating Company
Christy Day – English teacher
Kate Hanna – Partner at the law firm of Sheehan, Phinney, Bass, & Green
Rep. Cindy Rosenwald – State Representative
Dianne Duncan – Law student
Beth Moore – Elementary and middle school social worker and mental health therapist
Beth Rodd – Child advocate and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer
Bradford, NH