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DNC - Dean to Lead National Voter Registration Effort

Washington, DC -- The Democratic National Committee announced today that Governor Howard Dean will lead a national grassroots voter registration effort. The cross country bus tour, "Register for Change," will build on the overwhelming enthusiasm and voter turnout seen during the primaries as Democrats mobilize and organize voters for the fall election. The bio-diesel bus, flagged in red, white and blue with the Register for Change message, is 45' long, 13'4" high and 8.5' wide and will also serve as a mobile campaign office.
The bus tour also builds on the success of the DNC's 50-state strategy and Senator Obama's commitment to running a 50 state campaign, and the belief that if Democrats show up and ask for people's votes, we can win everywhere. Throughout the tour Governor Dean will engage local leaders and grassroots activists in the effort to register new voters and talk about Barack Obama's strong message of change.

Starting Thursday, you can register to vote, find more information on how to register others to vote and follow the bus tour state-by-state at

"After eight years of George Bush and with John McCain promising more of the same on everything from the economy to Iraq to Social Security to health care, America is ready to join Barack Obama and Democrats to Register for Change," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. "People are really struggling. They want different leadership, not more of the same failed Bush policies that John McCain will continue. So we'll be going neighborhood by neighborhood, door by door to bring more people into the process to elect Barack Obama and Democrats up-and-down the ticket to bring change that all Americans can believe in."

The Register for Change tour kick-offs of Thursday, July 17, in George W. Bush's backyard in Crawford, Texas - a clear reminder of John McCain's promise of a third Bush term on everything from the economy to Iraq to health care. The tour then heads to Austin, Texas for a Register for Change rally at noon before Dean speaks to the Netroots Nation Convention that night.

From Texas, the tour heads to New Orleans - a city that experienced the failings of Republican leadership in Washington firsthand - and then to Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. The second swing, July 25-26, will make stops in North Carolina and Georgia - two untraditional battleground states where voter registration efforts will help lead Barack Obama to victory in November. The tour will hit states in every part of the country, culminating in a swing through the Midwest on its way to the Democratic Convention in Denver.

Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter - New England Delegation to Announce LIHEAP Funding Request

Washington, DC – Join members of the New England delegation as they announce a major legislative push to increase funding for home heating assistance.  Although it may be hot outside, the delegation is already thinking about the strain skyrocketing home heating oil costs will place on constituents in New England and across the country.  They have heard from middle class families who will need to decide between heating their homes, putting food on the table and taking their medication once winter hits.

The delegation will send a letter to Speaker Pelosi asking for her help in mitigating this impending disaster by increasing funding for home heating assistance in the next economic recovery package the House takes up.

WHAT:           New England Delegation LIHEAP Announcement

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 11:00 am

WHERE:  Cannon Terrace

WHO:                House New England Democratic Delegation including,

                Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01)

                Congressman Ed Markey (MA-07)

                Congressman John Olver (MA-01)

                Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01)

                Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-01)

                Congressman Paul Hodes (NH-02)


Office of Congresswoman Shea-Porter - Shea-Porter Statement on Bush Medicare Veto

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Shea-Porter today released the following statement regarding President Bush vetoing the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.

“It is shameful that President Bush is putting the interests of the insurance companies ahead of our nation’s seniors and veterans,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This bi-partisan legislation will help ensure senior citizens can continue to receive care from the doctors they trust.  I look forward to working with my House colleagues to override this veto.”


Obama For President - Airs New TV Ad in New Hampshire: “ America’s Leadership”

Ad Highlights Obama’s Bipartisan Work to Reduce Nuclear Threats

CHICAGO, IL – As U.S. Senator Barack Obama delivered a major speech on the war in Iraq and America’s national security priorities, the Obama campaign today released a new television ad to run in New Hampshire entitled America’s Leadership.  The ad highlights Senator Obama’s bipartisan work with U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) to stop the smuggling of loose nuclear weapons and Obama’s commitment to restoring America’s leadership in the world.

In addition to New Hampshire, America’s Leadership will air in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania,Wisconsin, and Virginia. 

Today at the Ronald ReaganBuilding and InternationalTrade Center,Obama outlined his strategy for addressing the most pressing threats facing America, which requires bringing the war to a responsible end, finishing the fight in Afghanistan, and pursuing our broader strategic objectives in the world.

Click HERE to watch America’sLeadership.  See below for the transcript.

America’s Leadership Transcript

BO at town hall: We are a beacon of light around the world.  At least that’s what we can be again.  That’s what we should be again.

BO in interview: The single most important national security threat that we face…

BO VO:…is nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.

BO VO: What I did was reach out to Senator Dick Lugar, a Republican, to help lock down loose nuclear weapons.

BO in interview: We have to lead the entire world to reduce that threat.

BO at town hall: We can restore America’s leadership in the world.

BO VO: I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this message.


McCain For President - Join John McCain in Rochester, NH on July 22nd

John McCain returns to New Hampshire!

Please Join John McCain for a

Rochester Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, July 22nd
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Rochester Opera House
31 Wakefield St.
Rochester, NH 03867

To RSVP for the event, please
click here or

No confirmation nor reply from campaign staff is
needed to attend the event.

Click here for more information
and a map to the event.