NHDP - Granite State Forward Has Strongest Volunteer Effort to Date During “Weekend of Action” Across State

This Weekend New Hampshire Democrats Ramp Up Engaging and Energizing Voters By Doubling Number of Volunteers Going Door-to-Door

Manchester, NH – The New Hampshire Democratic Party's coordinated campaign, Granite State Forward, engaged and energized voters last weekend by launching a massive organizing push, powered by hundreds of volunteers, during its “Weekend of Action,” its largest statewide grassroots push to date.

The “Weekend of Action” featured hundreds of volunteers reaching out to tens of thousands of voters by going door-to-door to continue building support for Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter, and the rest of the Democratic ticket. And as a sign of the coordinated campaign's increasing grassroots strength just 36 days until election day, more than twice the number of volunteers knocked on doors than any weekend in the past.

“We're not taking anything for granted this November, which is why our 'Weekend of Action' follows months of Granite State Forward connecting with voters to engage on the issues most important to them and stress the key stakes in this election,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director Bryan Lesswing. “Heading into the last month before Election Day, we're ramping up our efforts to energize voters and make the case for re-electing Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan, Congresswomen Kuster and Shea-Porter, so that they continue standing up for Granite State priorities and keep moving New Hampshire's economy forward.”

In addition to engaging voters through weekly phone banks and canvassing shifts over the last several months, Granite State Forward has also been expanding its outreach and voter contact efforts by opening statewide campaign offices. The coordinated campaign is now organizing volunteers in all regions of New Hampshire with 20 offices dotted across the state.

“We need to re-elect Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan and Congresswoman Shea-Porter because they're working to do what's best for New Hampshire's seniors, small businesses, students, veterans, women and middle-class families, unlike their opponents who tend to represent corporate interests which put profit above the public interest,” said Jane Boyer, Bedford. “That's why I'm dedicating my weekends and free time to help spread the word about Democratic candidates running this November by knocking on doors and making phone calls. The stakes are just too high to sit this one out.”

“It's vitally important that voters see the clear contrasts this upcoming election, which is why we're connecting with them and making sure they see how Democrats like Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster are moving New Hampshire in the right direction, whether that's by making higher education more affordable, pushing to increase the minimum wage and ensuring that no one gets in between a woman and her health care decisions,” said Joanne St. John, Nashua, Granite State Forward neighborhood team leader.