Littleton, New Hampshire --After months of speculation, Al Gore will be on the presidential ballot in the nation's first primary. A dedicated group of New Hampshire voters is organizing a grassroots campaign to write Gore's name on the official ballot on Primary Day, January 8, five days after the Iowa caucus.
"A vote for Al Gore in the New Hampshire Primary is a vote for aggressive leadership to stem global warming," says Farrell S. Seiler, Write-In coordinator of the non-partisan group, Draft Gore New Hampshire.(http://www.DraftGoreNH.com)
The world leaders gathering this week in Bali are looking to the Nobel laureate--not the Bush administration--for bold American leadership on global warming.
"But not one of the Republican or Democratic candidates actively campaigning in New Hampshire is seriously addressing the gravity of climate change and global warming," says Seiler, who is also chairman of the New Hampshire Wind Energy Association.
"New Hampshire can't wait for the primary candidates from either party to wake up and make climate change the organizing theme of their presidential campaigns."
Granite Staters are now discovering that the Republican and Democratic primary candidates simply lack the political courage to make climate action THE priority of the primary, according to Seiler.
In less than a week, the group has organized steering committees in each New Hampshire county. It already has active volunteers in 36 vote-rich towns and is adding more towns and volunteers daily.
Volunteers are identifying Gore supporters, compiling voter lists, setting up telephone banks and targeting funding sources, https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/18577 .
With less than a month until the Primary, Seiler predicts that "a passionate group of committed New Hampshire volunteers can deliver thousands of votes for Al Gore in a short period of time and at a fraction of the cost of other campaigns."
Draft Gore New Hampshire is a federally registered PAC, but is not supported, endorsed or affiliated with, or authorized by, Al Gore, or any candidate or political campaign.