Cate Edwards and Kate Michelman Announce NH Women for Edwards

433 New Hampshire Women Endorse Senator John Edwards, Campaign Unveils

(Manchester, NH) - Today, Cate Edwards and Kate Michelman announced the formation of New Hampshire Women for Edwards during two days of Graniteroots campaigning. 433 New Hampshire women have joined the group and endorsed Senator John Edwards because of his bold policies to support women by providing universal health care, fighting poverty, and standing up for a woman's right to choose.

The campaign also unveiled its New Hampshire Women for Edwards web page, which can be viewed at and will feature information about John Edwards' positions on issues that are important to women. On Saturday, November 10th at 2:30pm, the web site will feature a live webcast in which Cate and Kate will answer voter questions.

“John Edwards has been a life-long advocate for fair wages, universal health care and a woman's right to choose,” said Maureen Raiche Manning, Founder and Past President of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and Former Chair of the New Hampshire Women’s Lobby. “He has stood up for working women and that's why I'm standing with him.”

“We need a president who is offering real proposals and ideas on the issues that matter most to women and families and John Edwards will be that president,” said State Representative Sharon Nordgren. “He has the best chance to bring a truly progressive agenda to the White House next November.”

“I am honored that so many New Hampshire women would join us in supporting my father for President," said Cate Edwards. "My father has been a tireless advocate for women's issues his whole life, and he'll continue fighting for us as president.”

"I believe John is the best candidate to push a progressive agenda that will support women across America," said Kate Michelman, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "He stands up for what he believes in, and he has never backed down or retreated from a woman's right to choose. As a lawyer, a senator, the father of two daughters, and as a husband, he understands that equality for women is something we're still fighting for, and he'll never rest until we achieve it."

This announcement came during Cate Edwards' first solo campaign trip to New Hampshire this cycle. She joined the rest of the Edwards family during the 'Fighting for One America' bus tour in August, which she blogged about at

It is Kate Michelman's third trip to New Hampshire in support of John Edwards. She visited New Hampshire with John Edwards in March and with Elizabeth Edwards in April.

John Edwards will return to New Hampshire for his 19th trip on November 12th and 13th.

The Following 433 New Hampshire Women Endorsed Senator John Edwards for President:


First LastTitle
BarbaraAbbottHenniker Activist
IsobelAbelsonPortsmouth Activist
Ellen AbrahamKeene Activist
AbigailAbrashEducator and Keene Activist
SuzanneAmidonConcord Activist
RobinAnderson-HannettFitzwilliam Activist
BetsyAndrews-ParkerFormer Dover City Council Member
MelliyalAnnamalaiNashua Activist
PriscillaArbuckleManchester Activist
PenelopeAresnaultMilford Activist
LindaArmstrongLebanon Activist
CarolArringtonPortsmouth Activist
MaryAustinLaconia Activist
GailBachelor-LondonHampton Activist
Patricia BaconActivist
LaceyBangsPortsmouth Activist
JennBargCanaan Activist
CarolBarrFrancestown Activist
PatriciaBarryRindge Democratic Town Chair
AndreaBaverMont Vernon Activist
NancyBeachPortsmouth Activist, Community Radio Host
NancyBeachPortsmouth Activist
LindaBeanFranklin Activist
CherylannBeaulieuLondonderry Activist
MarciaBeaulieuNutritionist and Activist
MaryBeckerExeter Activist
DeborahBedeBradford Activist
ElaineBelangerGorham Activist
KathyBelangerLincoln Activist
BridgetBenedictWilmot Activist
FrancineBermanExeter Activist
PatriciaBevansDeering Activist
PatriciaBjorkSalem Activist
JanetBlissColby Sawyer College Professor
PattyBokermannLyme Activist
Elisa BoltonRye Activist
SarahBonneauWestmoreland Activist, former New Hampshire State Representative
JeanineBonnerLondonderry Activist
RachaelBoothNavy Intelligence Veteran
BonnieBoswellWhitefield Activist
MarthaBowerHopkinton Activist
SharonBoyle ConstentinoHampton Activist
StephanieBradley-SmithDurham Activist
MaryanneBrawleyNashua Activist
CandiceBrehmChichester Activist
SusanBrinkerConway Activist
RosaBrombergFrancestown Activist
JenniferBrownNew Hampshire State Representative
SylviaBruderDurham Activist
ElizabethBuckNutritionist and Activist
JenniferBuckChef and Activist
RachelBurkeNew Hampshire State Representative
CynthiaBurnsNew Castle Activist
DonnaCahillLittleton Planning Board Member
JackieCali-PittsNew Hampshire State Representative
DorothyCallaghanRochester Activist
DotCallaghanRochester Activist
TenleyCallaghanConcord Activist and Attorney
EvelynCampbellMiddleton Activist
KathleenCampbellLittleton Activist
KathleenCarpenterLabor Leader and Greenfield Activist
JaneCarrollLebanon Activist
GailynCasadyNashua Activist
JenCaseyKingston Activist
RuthCastonguayLaconia Activist
JoanCavoliManchester Activist
Mary ChandlerNashua Activist
HelenCharpentierSunapee Activist
ClaudiaChaseNew Hampshire State Representative
DianeCherwinHancock Activist
PamChildNew London Activist
KelliCicirelliSmall Business Owner
LauraCleggBoscaswen Activist
JoanCogginManchester Activist
MaryelizabethColemanMilan Activist
MargaretConsidineBethlehem Activist
SharonCorbeilLondonderry Activist
PriscillaCoughlinPortsmouth Activist
JenCraffeyNashua Activist
CarolCrawfordNelson Activist
NancyCrawfordNurse and Chesterfield Activist
NancyCrawfordSpofford Activist
DanielCroninNashua Activist
DeborahCuencaDerry Activist
AnnCullenRye Activist
MegCurtisExecutive Board Memebr of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce and Hillsborough Lions Club, Hillsborough Activist
JillDaley - GibsonTuftonboro Activist
LiaDanielsDurham Youth Activist
PatDanielsonCanaan Activist
Patricia DavisFormer Educator
Ruth DavisDurham Activist
JudithDayNew Hampshire State Representative
GlenysDearnleyTilton Activist
MarleneDeChaneNew Hampshire State Representative, 2nd Vice-President SEIU 1984
KellyDeFeoConway Activist
KayDelanoyKeene Environmental Activist
Ellen DeStefanoBow Activist
MaryDevineNurse and Chesterfield Activist
AletaDevorkWolfeboro Activist
DianaDewittSpecial Education Teacher
StefanieDiamondBarrington Activist
PaulaDiNardoDemocratic Committeewoman, GLBT Leader, Dover Activist
MarianneDionneKingston Activist
ElaineDodgeLaconia Activist
JoanneDodgeSenior Advocate
MichelleDoironBarnstead Activist
ChristineDonlanNashua Activist
AmandaDonovanPortsmouth Activist
CatherineDonovanNew Castle Activist
SusanDoukasRetired Educator
MiriamDownsRumney Activist
KathleenDoyleHanover Activist
MargaretDoyleRochester Activist
BettyDubeWentworth Activist
BrendaDunnKeene Activist
Kristi DuretteNashua Activist
RosemarieDykemanNashua Activist
LynnEatonLondonderry Activist
LorraineEcklandSecretray, Somersworth Democrats
LucyEdwardsNorthwood Democratic Town Chair
GailEmeryLaconia Activist
SusanEszterhasPlainfield Activist
FrancesEverettExeter Activist
LindaFerminoKingston Activist
SylviaFieldLebanon Activist
AnneFilsonSilver Lake Activist
ArielFinkelsteinLancaster Activist
JudyFinkelsteinLancaster Activist
NancyFitzgeraldSutton Town Democratic Committee Member
MaryFleischmannSandwich Activist
KathyFlygareGreenland Activist
ReginaFlynnPortsmouth Activist
MaryFontaineRye Activist, Healthcare Professional
SusanFordEaston Democratic Town Chair and Secretary of the Northern Grafton Democratic Committee
MarianneFortescueBarrington Activist
LindaFosterNew Hampshire Deputy Speaker of the House
LeahFoxManchester Activist
SandraFradesMilford Activist
KellyFrenchNelson School Board Member
KristinFrykmanPeterborough Activist
LindaFuerstCornish Activist
ConnieGardoquiGreenland Activist
Mary GeorgeNew Durham Activist
KathleenGeraghtyHanover Activist
JulieGilmanExeter Selectwoman
JulieGilmanExeter Activist
MaryGiovettiJaffrey Activist
JaniceGlasgowHinsdale Activist
Dana GlennonVice-Chair of Newmarket Town Council & Postal Worker
SueGobeilKingston Activist
Rita-JoanGoldmannDublin Activist
MichelleGoldsmithEnfield Activist
AmelieGoodingKeene Activist
PaulineGorgolSalem Activist
LouiseGrahamWolfeboro Activist
NancyGrahamChef and Activist
GailGrannanExeter Activist
ElaineGrantSmall Business Owner, Strafford Activist
MichelleGreenbaumHampton Activist
LindaGriebschExecutive Director, Feminist Health Care Center, Portsmouth Activist
JanetGroatPortsmouth Activist
JaciGroteRye Activist
SharonHaireLyme Activist
KatrinaHallHancock Activist
SallyHamiltonRochester Activist
Pam HammondLebanon Activist
NancyHansenStratham Activist
SusanHardenEducator and Pelham Activist
PamHarringtonEducator and Activist
DeborahHartRye Activist
NancyHartLyme Activist
SuzanneHarveyNew Hampshire State Representative
LouiseHayes-SnowHopkinton Activist
TeresaHaynesLebanon Activist
LucyHebertTilton Activist
DeirdreHenssAlexandria Activist
GretchenHeslerFranconia Activist
HeatherHesse-StrombergRochester Activist
MaryHindsBethlehem Activist
LucyHodderFormer Chair, New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Woman (Commissioner 1998 - 2004, Chair 2003 - 2004; Board Member, Women's Policy Institute, Hopkinton Activist
SandraHoehHanover Activist, Former Director of Community Relations at Dartmouth College
KarenHoerholdMont Vernon Activist
HelenHonorowNew Hampshire State Board of Education Member; Prominent Attorney & Nashua Activist
PatienceHortonPortsmouth Activist
CharlotteHoude-QuimbyFormer New Hampshire State Representative, Plainfield Activist
ChristineHoweEnfield Activist
StephanieHusbandLitchfied Activist
LindaHutchinsonManchester Activist
CherylJewettE Hampstead Activist
DianneJohnsonDerry Activist
SandiJohnsonWolfeboro Activist
EleanorKahnBartlett Activist
CatherineKalobNew England College Professor of Social Work
LyndaKatzEducator and Walpole Activist
PhyllisKatzGrantham Activist
Mary-AnnKeayCenter Harbor Activist
EthelKelleyPelham Activist
DeborahKennedyHanover Activist
SandraKentHampton Activist
BarbaraKleinLondonderry Activist
BarbaraKuhlman BrownConcord Activist, Former School Board Member
MaryKukowskiHanover Activist
KarenLabbeLaconia Activist
DianaLaceyMember of State Employees Association (SEIU Local 1984) Executive Board
Carol LaflammeMonroe Activist
LydiaLansingBartlett Activist
ChrisLarkinPortsmouth Activist
CarolLathamBradford Activist
SusanLavinBelmont Activist
CelinaLavoieLondonderry Activist
MarthaLawtonWarner Activist
EleanorLegorBrentwood Activist
AnneliseLenaghanAmherst Activist
CarolLevesqueDeerfield Activist
JeanLightfootConcord Activist
CindyLinehanEducator, Manchester Activist
CarolynLisleNew Hampshire State Representative
LynLordExeter Activist, Teacher
KristenLucasLittleton Activist
Joan LydonSmall Business Owner
AnnLyonsEast Wakefield Activist
AnneMackintoshHanover Activist
DianeMaconGoffstown Activist
SueManfullPortsmouth Activist
MarilynMarkConcord Activist
JenniferMarkoLondonderry Activist
RoxanneMarshChichester Activist
GertrudeMartinAmherst Activist
LindaMassimillaRetired Teachers Association
JenniferMayorSomersworth Activist
CarolineMcCarleyFormer New Hampshire State Senator
KimMcCarthyExeter Activist
WendyMcCarthyEnfield Activist
KathleenMcCoshamBethlehem Activist
LaurieMcCraySeacoast Progressive Activist; Healthcare Professional
Ann McDonoughBrentwood Activist
DawnMcFaddenDerry Activist
DianeMcGeePortsmouth Activist
SusanMcGeoughVice Chair, Epping Board of Selectmen
CherylMcGinnisLempster Activist
DeborahMcGuireAuburn Activist
ColleenMcKeon-MurphyMilford Activist
SusanMcKeownManchester Activist
Mary AnnMelizzi - GoljaNashua School Board Member
CatherineMenningerFranconia Activist
MaureenMeyerStoddard Activist
MegMiddletonPortsmouth Activist, Community Radio Host
ChristineMillerConcord Activist and Mental Health Professional
RenaMillerBerlin Activist
GinnyMillsNotthingham Activist
KimberlyMillsDover Activist
NancyMitiguyCarroll Activist
JuneMohlaClaremont Activist
BrendaMonahanBartlett Activist and Educator
JulieMooreHampton Activist
JoyceMorelleDerry Activist
JoanneMorisonHanover Activist
Ruth MottPortsmouth Activist
SandyMucciLakes Region Activist
ShirleyMullalyPortsmouth Activist
BarbaraMullisLaconia Activist
ValMunozWindham Activist
ValerieMunozWindham Activist
MelanieMunsHampton Activist
NancyMurphyEpping Activist
BonnieMurrayDerry Activist
Deb NelsonEducator & Upper Valley Democratic Activist
TrishNeville - CareyWebster Activist and Educator
SusiNord New Hampshire State Representative
SharonNordgrenNew Hampshire State Representative
NancyObrienCenter Conway Activist
DorothyO'CallaghanMoultonborough Democratic Town Chair
MarciaOdellFounder and Executive Director of WORTH Foundation
DorothyOdenNashua Activist
DianeO'LearyPortsmouth Activist
BethO'NeilMeredith Activist
StephanieOrrManchester Activist
GlendaOuelletteNashua Activist
ClaireOurslerKeene Activist
DonnaPalleyConcord Activist
BarbaraPamboukesPortsmouth Activist, Nurse
SandraParadisFormer School Board Member
EdithPatridgeRumney Activist
CarolPerryStrafford Activist
SusanPetersonEducator and Newton Activist
SylviaPetersonLebanon Activist
DiannePhilpotLaconia Activist
DianePiusManchester Activist
CinaPodlaseckEpsom Activist, Epsom Town Democratic Committee Member
LeannePoesseBrentwood Activist
MariePolkDurham Activist
RuthPollockPortsmouth Activist
CarmenPoloManchester Activist, Medical Professional
MaryPoplinJaffrey Activist
CourtneyPorterAlstead Activist
NancyPotavinDeerfield Activist
BetsyPotterJaffrey Activist
BeatricePszonowskyPittsfield Activist and Educator
KathyPynnEast Hampstead Activist
JosephineQuagliettaEast Wakefield Activist
MaureenRaiche ManningFounder & President of the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association; Former Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party; former Chair of the New Hampshire Women's Lobby
JudithRaymondTilton Activist
RuthRhoadesAshland Activist
DianaRichardSecretary, State Employees Association (SEIU Local 1984)
JoanneRichardsSalem Activist
MargaretRidgelyMember of NH Audobon
AngeliqueRileyLoudon Activist
KathleenRivardNashua Activist
JeanneRobillardBethlehem Activist
JudithRogersEpping Activist
CarolRosaFranconia Activist
SheilaRose-SwitzerSpecial Education Teacher
CathieRunyonEducator and Peterborough Activist
KarenRyanFormer Grantham Democratic Town Chair
SarinaRyanEducator and Plainstow Activist
CherylSamansKensington Activist
BarbaraSanbornTilton Activist
ElizabethSandersPhysician and Hopkinton Democratic Town Chair
VictoriaSandinBrookline Activist
Deb SargentFranklin Activist
Deb SarnieSalem Activist
PaulaSchmidaAmherst Activist
CaroleSchuschuEducator, Claremont Activist
JenniferSchweichCenter Harbor Activist
JoanneScobieHanover Activist
PriscillaSearsLebanon Activist
JoannaSharfCornish Activist
KathleenSheaLondonderry Activist
LoriShipulskiHanover Democratic Town Chair
CarolynShulmanBridgewater Activist
SheilaShulmanGrantham Activist, Dartmouth Professor
JennySiefertPortsmouth Activist
MarjorieSinclairKensington Activist
EvelynSirrellFormer Mayor of Portsmouth
JenniferSmythTamworth Activist and College Student
JenniferSnowStratham Environmental Activist
MarthaSoniaNashua Activist
Joanne AllisonSparksConway Activist
LauraSprattLebanon Activist
JoanneSt. John Nashua Activist
DorothySteere-DoylePortsmouth Activist
MaralynSteinbergNew Ipswich Activist
SandraStettenheimFormer Plainfield Democratic Town Chair, Former New Hampshire State Representative
AudreyStevensRochester School Board Member
Jan StevensRumney Town Democratic Officer
SallyStrublePortsmouth Activist
EileenSullivanClaremont Activist
KristinSullivanConcord Activist
DianeSwaseyManchester Ward 3 Democratic Chair
SallySykieGilmantown Activist
Julia TamNew Boston Activist
LauraTancredeManchester Activist
SandraTaylorLisbon Activist
KatharineTerrieLittleton Activist
DonnaThompsonDerry Environmental Activist
JocelyneTisePortsmouth Activist
CherylTowneNew Hampton Activist
DorisTremblayAshland Activist
MurielTullyIntervale Activist
CarolynTurnerGreenville Activist
GretchenUhasLyndeborough Activist
PamelaUlrichAlton Bay Activist
CarolValenteSanbornton Activist and Educator
MarieVallerieMeredith Activist
ElainaValzaniaHome Healthcare Worker and Greenland Activist
EleanorValzaniaGreenland Activist
LydiaVaselHampton Activist
PattyVeilluexAtkinson Activist
LindaVernonExeter Activist
PennyVervilleHopkinton Activist
SharonWaldenLaconia Activist
TracyWaldronBrentwood Activist
MariroseWalkerTilton Disabilites Advocate
GenieWallaceAtkinson Activist
JudithWallaceBethlehem Selectboard Member
MarilynWarnerLondonderry Activist
CandaceWeeksRochester Activist
CarolynWernerDerry Activist
MaureenWestrickConway Environmental Activist, Founder of the Fertile Valley Initiative
EllenWheatleyManchester Activist
AnnaWheelerConway Activist
Pat WhitePortsmouth Activist
EileenWhitfieldPeterborough Activist
HilliareWilderEducator and Sullivan Activist
ClaireWilliamsMilton Activist
BrendaWillisDerry School Committee
CynthiaWingetLancaster Activist
TinaWithingtonBerlin Activist
BonnieWoodmanCandia Activist
KarenWoodwardLebanon Activist
AnnWrightLee Activist
KimYacobucciBoard Member, Families First Seacoast, Portsmouth Activist
WilmaYowellEpping Activist
TheresaZinisAllenstown Acitivist
SandraZubkoffEnfield Activist