On Women’s Equality Day, Former and Current Elected Officials and Candidates To Launch “NH Women Together” Organizing Effort

More Than 100 Women Organizing Events in Month-Long Push

As the country celebrates Women’s Equality Day and recognizes the work that still must be done to achieve full equality, New Hampshire women former and current elected leaders and candidates for office are reaffirming their support for Hillary Clinton and preparing to lead a month-long grassroots organizing effort to engage women voters.

“New Hampshire Women Together” is a statewide push to engage women voters on key issues, including protecting the ability of women to make their own health decisions, creating new good-paying jobs, encouraging small business growth, increasing the minimum wage, making college more affordable, closing the wage gap, passing affordable child care legislation, and achieving paid family leave. The organizing effort will include women-to-women phone banks, canvasses, round table discussions, surrogate events, and more. Kick-off events will be announced early next week.

“Women are an economic force, and we need a champion in the White House who will move us towards full equality,” said former New Hampshire State Senate President Sylvia Larsen. “It is by organizing and discussing Hillary Clinton’s record of fighting for women and children that we will engage women voters and elect a woman president with a record of fighting for women and children. While we were able to pass paycheck fairness in New Hampshire, we still need a president who will fight for federal legislation to close the pay gap, work to expand economic opportunities for women business owners, increase the minimum wage, bring down child care costs, and finally achieve paid family and medical leave.”

“Presidential elections in New Hampshire are always close, which is why we believe that women leaders must be more involved than ever before,” said former New Hampshire State House Speaker Terie Norelli. “This election is critical. On one hand, we have a candidate who has fought on the front lines for paycheck fairness, declared that ‘human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights,’ and advocated for the rights of women across the Globe as Secretary of State. On the other hand, we have a candidate who defames women who disagree with him and referred to pregnancy as an ‘inconvenience.’ There is no comparison. We must do everything we can to elect Hillary Clinton.”

Below is a list of more than 150 women former and current elected officials and candidates who will help to lead the grassroots efforts of the “New Hampshire Women Together” organizing program:

Alethea Froburg, State Representative, Berlin

Alexis Simpson, State Representative, Candidate for State Senate, Exeter

Allison Nutting, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Allison Zito, Candidate for State Representative, Claremont

Amelia Keane, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Barbara Blue, Candidate for State Representative, Hudson

Barbara French, State Representative, Henniker

Barbara Helmstetter, Former State Representative, Epping

Barbara Shaw, State Representative, Manchester

Becky McBeath, State Representative, Portsmouth

Beth Richards, Candidate for State Representative, Concord

Beth Roth, Candidate for Executive Council, Salem

Betsi DeVries, Former State Senator, Manchester

Bette Lasky, State Senator, Nashua

Betty Anne Abbott, Candidate for State Representative, Gilmanton

Bianca Acebron-Peco, Candidate for State Representative, Antrim

Bonnie Wright, Candidate for State Representative, Salem

Brenda Grady, Former State Representative, Merrimack

Candace Bouchard, Former State Representative, Concord

Carla Billingham, Candidate for State Representative, Salem

Carolee Longley, Candidate for State Representative, Northfield

Caroletta Alicea, State Representative, Boscawen

Carolyn Pynn, Former State Representative, Windham

Catheryn Sandler, Candidate for State Representative, Dover

Cathleen Fountain, Candidate for State Representative, Dalton

Charlotte DiLorenzo, Candidate for State Representative, Newmarket

Christine Hamm, Former State Representative, Hopkinton

Christy Bartlett, State Representative, Concord

Cindy Rosenwald, State Representative, Nashua

Connie Van Houten, Candidate for State Representative, Manchester

Cyndy Chase, State Representative, Keene

Cynthia Sweeney, Former State Representative, Charlestown

Deanna Rollo, State Representative, Rollinsford

Deb Reynolds, Former State Senator, Plymouth

Deb Wheeler, State Representative, Northfield

Debra Altschiller, Candidate for State Representative, Stratham

Diana Lacey, Candidate for State Representative, Belmont

Donna Ellis, Candidate for State Representative, Rochester

Donna Soucy, State Senator, Manchester

Dorothy Portalla, Candidate for State Representative, Epping

Efstahia Booras, State Representative, Nashua

Eileen Flockhart, Former State Representative, Exeter

Elaine Ahearn, Former State Representative and State Representative Candidate, Hampton Falls

Elaine Lauterborn, Former State Representative, Rochester

Elizabeth McConnell, Candidate for State Representative, Brentwood

Elizabeth Rodd, Candidate for State Representative, Bradford

Emily Jacobs, Chair of Coos County Democrats, Whitefield

Gale Taylor, Candidate for State Representative, Brookline

Gladys Johnsen, State Representative, Keene

Gloria Timmons, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Grace Kennedy, Candidate for State Representative, Hudson

Heather Ledoux, Candidate for State Representative, Litchfield

Ilyssa Sherman, Candidate for State Representative, Rollinsford

Iris Estabrook, Former State Senator, Barrington

Jackie Cali-Pitts, State Representative, Portsmouth

Jackie Cilley, State Representative, Barrington

Jackie Wood, Candidate for State Representative, Auburn

Jan Schmidt, Former State Representative, Nashua

Janet Wall, State Representative, Madbury

Jessica Ayala, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Judi Lanza, Candidate for State Representative, Goffstown

Judith Walick, Candidate for State Representative, Grafton

Judy Day, Candidate for State Representative, North Hampton

Julie Radhakrishnan, Candidate for State Representative, Amherst

June Frazer, State Representative, Concord

Karen Stokes, Candidate for State Representative, Rochester

Kat McGhee, Candidate for State Representative, Hollis

Kathleen Sgambati, Former State Senator, Tilton

Kathryn Miller, Former State Representative, Meredith

Kathy Rogers, State Representative, Concord

Katie Wheeler, Former State Senator, Durham

Kay Galloway, Candidate for State Representative, Atkinson

Kim Kojak, Candidate for State Representative, Merrimack

Kimberly Casey, Former State Representative, East Kingston

Kristi St. Laurent, Candidate for State Senate, Windham

Latha Mangipudi, State Representative, Nashua

Laura Pantelakos, State Representative, Portsmouth

Laurie Harding, Former State Representative, Lebanon

Lee Guerette, State Representative, Nashua

Lee Wallker Oxenham, State Representative, Plainfield

Linda DiSilvestro, State Representative, Manchester

Linda Harriott-Gathright, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Linda Kenison, State Representative, Concord

Linda Massimilla, State Representative, Littleton

Lisa Beaudoin, Candidate for State Representative, Temple

Lori Movsesian, Former State Representative, Nashua

Lorrie Carey, Candidate for State Representative, Boscawen

Lucy Mears, Former State Representative, Durham

Lucy Weber, State Representative, Walpole

Mandy Gennaro, Candidate for State Representative, Plymouth

Marcy Rothenberg, Candidate for State Representative, Hooksett

Marge Shepardson, State Representative, Marlborough

Margie Smith, State Representative, Durham

Mariellen MacKay, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Marjorie Porter, State Representative, Hillsborough

Marsha Pelletier, Former State Representative, Dover

Martha Fuller-Clark, State Senator, Portsmouth

Martha Hennessey, State Representative, Hanover

Mary Ann Knowles, Former State Representative, Hudson & Pelham

Mary Beth Walz, Former State Representative, Bow & Dunbarton

Mary Eisner, Candidate for State Representative, Derry

Mary Freitas, State Representative, Manchester

Mary Gile, State Representative, Concord

Mary Gorman, State Representative, Nashua

Mary Heath, State Representative, Manchester

Mary Jane Wallner, State Representative, Concord

Mary Till, Former State Representative, Derry

Maureen Mann, Former State Representative, Candia, Deerfield, Northwood & Nottingham

Melanie Levesque, Candidate for State Representative, Brookline

Melanie Renfrew-Hebert, Candidate for State Representative, Hillsborough

Molly Kelly, State Senator, Keene

Naidia Kaen, State Representative, Lee

Nancy Fraher, Candidate for State Senate, Chichester

Nancy Frost, Candidate for State Representative, Gilford

Pam Brown, State Representative, Nashua

Pam Gordon, State Representative, Portsmouth

Pam Hubbard, Former State Representative, Rochester

Pam Swersky, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Pat Kinne, Chair of Sullivan County Democrats, Charlestown

Patricia Higgins, State Representative, Hanover

Patricia Klee, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Patricia McMahon, Former State Representative, North Sutton

Patty Cornell, State Representative, Manchester

Patty Lovejoy, State Representative, Stratham

Paula Bradley, State Representative, Concord

Paula Francese, State Representative, Exeter

Peggy Gilmour, Former State Senator, Hollis

Polly Campion, Candidate for State Representative, Hanover

Rachael Booth, Candidate for State Representative, Landaff

Rebecca Brown, State Representative, Sugar Hill

Reta MacGregor, Candidate for State Representative, Goffstown

Rose Marie Rogers, Former State Representative, Rochester

Ruth Bowley, Candidate for State Representative, Franklin

Ruth Gulick, Former State Representative and State Representative Candidate, Center Harbor & New Hampton

Ruth Heden, Former State Representative, Milford

Sally Kelly, Former State Representative, Chichester & Pembroke

Sandra Keans, Former State Representative and State Representative Candidate, Rochester

Sandy Harris, Former State Representative, Claremont

Shannon Chandley, Former State Representative and State Representative Candidate, Amherst

Sharon Nordgren, State Representative, Hanover

Sue Ford, State Representative, Easton

Sue Gottling, State Representative, Sunapee

Susan Almy, State Representative, Lebanon

Susan Moore, Candidate for State Representative, FranconiaSusan Treleaven, State Representative, Dover

Suzanne Butcher, Former State Representative, Keene

Suzanne Smith, State Representative, Hebron

Sylvia Arcouette, Candidate for State Representative, Farmington

Tam Siekmann, Candidate for State Senate, Londonderry

Tamara Le, Candidate for State Representative, North Hampton

Tara Sad, State Representative, Walpole

Teresa Moler, Candidate for State Representative, Nashua

Valerie Hardy, Former State Representative, Litchfield

Virginia Irwin, State Representative, Newport

Wendy Piper, State Representative, Enfield

Yvonne Thomas, State Representative, Berlin

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