NH for Health Care Releases List of 170 Health Care Candidates

List Includes Governor and 25 State Senate Candidates Who Pledge to Support Quality Affordable Health Care for All and Oppose "On Your Own" Health Care Proposals


Concord, NH- Today New Hampshire for Health Care, a project of SEIU, announced that 170 candidates for state and federal office on Tuesday's ballot in New Hampshire have signed on to the Health Care for America Now principles for health care reform. The list of candidates includes Barack Obama, US Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen, Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea Porter, Governor John Lynch, as well as 25 candidates for 24 State Senate seats.


Letters were sent to every candidate running for office, asking them "Which side are you on?" The responses were then compiled and listed on NH for Health Care's website, as well as communicated to the organization's more than 81,000 Health Care Voters in the state who have signed a pledge to support candidate's committed to health care reform.


"There are very clear differences in this election," said NH for Health Care Campaign Director John Thyng. "On one side, you have candidates like Jeanne Shaheen and Barack Obama who have endorsed common sense proposals to cover every American and hold down health care costs for NH small businesses and working families; and on the other side, the failed 'on your own' proposals from candidates like John Sununu and John McCain which will destroy our employer-based health care system resulting in more uninsured families and higher costs."


The Health Care Candidate list released by New Hampshire for Health Care comes in the midst of an unprecedented voter education effort on candidate positions on health care and economic security issues.


"Health Care Voters across the state have knocked on doors and by the time the polls close tomorrow will have made 450,000 phone calls to fellow Granite Staters asking them to support candidates who are committed to guaranteed coverage and care for every American," Thyng said.


For a complete listing of the candidates and the document they signed, please visit http://www.newhampshireforhealthcare.org/hcan-sign-on-list/.


To hear more about the voter education outreach provided by NH for Health Care volunteers, contact John Thyng at 603-491-4868.