More than 2,100 New Hampshire Women Endorse Obama

Granite State women praise Obama’s abilityto unite people for change

MANCHESTER , NH—More than 2,000 New Hampshire women today announced their support for Senator Barack Obama. Women from across the state cited Obama’s career fighting for women and families—and his unique ability to bring people together for change.

“The broken political system in Washington is failing women and families,” said Grace Mattern, Northwood resident and Executive Director of New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “Barack Obama knows what regular people are going through—and he’s the candidate I trust to actually bring people together and make real progress on issues like health care and education.”

The endorsements come on the heels of a two-day New Hampshire visit from Senator Obama’s wife Michelle, during which she discussed balancing career and family responsibilities with working women at roundtables in Concord and Portsmouth. Last month, Senator Obama hosted a roundtable discussion with working women in Walpole.

“He’s genuine,” said Hope Grenier of Charlestown,who decided to support Obama after meeting him at the roundtable in Walpole. “I could tell that he really understands the challenges we face day to day as working women, and that he cares deeply about helping.”

Last month, Obama unveiled a major policy proposal to reclaim the American Dream for middle class families and help women balance personal and professional priorities. Among other measures, Obama’s plan calls for doubling our investment in after-school programs, expanding the Child and Dependent Tax Credit and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and promoting flexible work arrangements.