Edwards for President National Campaign Manager Congressman David Bonior to Return to NH for Two Days of Graniteroots Campaigning

Will participate in activities to continue to expand Edwards’ field program in New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) – On Saturday, December 15th and Sunday, December 16th, Congressman David Bonior will return to New Hampshire for two days of Graniteroots campaigning as the John Edwards for President field program continues to grow. Bonior will open a new Edwards field office in Claremont, bringing the campaign's New Hampshire office total to 13. Bonior will also participate in canvass kick-offs and phone banks around the state as part of the campaign’s continued expansion of its field program in preparation for GOTV.

John Edwards for President New Hampshire field operation by the numbers:

  • We have 12 field offices up and running in New Hampshire and we are continuing to expand. In advance of GOTV, we are adding 5 new offices in Plymouth, Claremont, Exeter, Salem and Peterborough and expanding the size of offices in Laconia, Rochester and Keene to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of volunteers who have come in to help reach out to their neighbors and friends on behalf of the campaign.
  • We have nearly 80 paid staff in New Hampshire, the vast majority of whom are organizers. We have continued to add staff in the last few weeks in anticipation of our GOTV effort.
  • Our paid staff is supplemented by hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Literally thousands of volunteers have come in and worked shifts for the campaign.
  • Those volunteers, in conjunction with our field staff, have made nearly 1.5 million phone calls to their neighbors and friends in New Hampshire during the campaign and knocked on over 235,000 doors.
  • We have enormous weekly capacity. Last week alone our team made over 130,000 phone calls to voters and knocked on over 30,000 doors. To put that in perspective, about 220,000 voters voted in the primary in 2004. Through our neighbor-to-neighbor field model, our team is capable of reaching over half of that universe every single week with live phone calls and door knocks.
  • In addition to our volunteer program, NH SEIU, United Steelworkers of America and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters have all endorsed John Edwards and have pledged substantial man hours to the campaign.

     

WEEKEND SCHEDULE FOR CONGRESSMAN DAVID BONIOR

Saturday, December 15th

12:50pm

Concord Phone Banking with Congressman Bonior

John Edwards for President Concord Office

 

12 North Main St. , Concord
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2:05pm

Nashua Canvass Kick Off with Congressman Bonior

John Edwards for President Nashua Office

 

85 West Pearl St. , Nashua
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4:10pm

Keene Canvass Kick Off and Phone Bank with Congressman Bonior

John Edwards for President Keene Office

 

428 Main St. , Keene
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6:30pm

Claremont Office Opening with Congressman Bonior

1 Pleasant St.

Suite 102

Claremont.

 

Sunday, December 16th

11:30am

Manchester Canvass Kick Off with Congressman Bonior

John Edwards for President Manchester Office

66 Hanover St.

Manchester
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1:00pm

Hampton Canvass Kick Off

Me & Ollies

61 High St.

Hampton

 

2:30pm

Manchester Phone Bank with Congressman Bonior

John Edwards for President Manchester Office

66 Hanover St.

Manchester