23 Granite Staters Join Senator Barack Obama's Grassroots Campaign for Change

MANCHESTER , NH—More than twenty new Democratic grassroots leaders have joined Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign this week. The endorsers include state Representatives, religious and community leaders, and grassroots activists ready to bring fundamental change to our country.

“Across New Hampshire, people are telling me they’re ready to turn the page on our broken politics,” Senator Obama said. “They’re ready for real solutions on health care and energy, for an end to this disastrous war, which should never have been authorized and never been waged.”

The endorsements come on the heels of another Democratic debate in which Obama set himself apart from the Washington insiders who frown on a candidate telling the American people exactly how he plans to keep them safe:

“. . . We’re debating the most important foreign policy issues that we face, and the American people have a right to know,” Obama said at the AFL-CIO forum in Chicago Tuesday night. “It is not just Washington insiders that are part of the debate that has to take place with respect to how we’re going to shift our foreign policy. This is a seminal question.”

The following leaders have joined Obama’s movement for change this week:

Ed Butler , Hart’s Location – State Representative

Nickolas Levasseur, Manchester– State Representative

Tara Sad , Walpole– State Representative

Lucy Weber , Walpole– State Representative

Maggie Porter, Merrimack – StateRepresentative

Betsy Shultis, Portsmouth – formerState Representative

Reverend Art Hilson ,Portsmouth

Reverend Bertha Perkins, Nashua

Sharon Spivak, Nashua – JewishCommunity Leader

Reverend Dr. Leanne Tigert ,Concord –GLBT Activist

AndruVolinsky, Concord –Attorney

Fred Ross, Dover – Civil Rights Activist

Chris O’Connor, Hillsborough – Grassroots Activist

Karen Primiano , Hancock – Activist

Mary Maguire , Nashua – Activist

Mark Brockmeier , Windham – Activist

Andy Mack, Sr. , Londonderry – Activist

Sandy McKenzie, Nelson – Activist

Joan Reische, Manchester –Activist

Chuck Hotchkiss, Durham – Activist

Valerie Cunningham , Portsmouth– Activist

Paul Remus , Bedford– Activist

Ann Remus , Bedford– Activist