Edwards for President Campaign to Hold Veterans' Issues Forum in Dover

July 24th Forum the Second of Five Policy Forums to be Held this Week

(Manchester, NH) – The Edwards for President campaign hosted a policy forum on veterans’ issues today with National Campaign Manager Congressman David Bonior, adviser to the campaign General Gregory “Speedy” Martin, and Senior Foreign Policy Adviser Michael Signer. It was the second of five forums to be held across New Hampshire this week.

“New Hampshire voters are looking for substance, not sound bites,” said Bonior. “From ending the war in Iraq to honoring our veterans to creating truly universal health care, Senator Edwards has proposed detailed policies and has led the way on every issue. These forums allow Granite Staters to learn more about his positions, and also to share their concerns and proposals.”

Tuesday’s forum focused on Senator Edwards’ detailed plan to create a ‘Sacred Contract’ with America’s veterans, which includes fully funding veterans’ health care, supporting military families, and revitalizing the GI bill to give veterans increased education opportunities.

“There are about 140,000 veterans currently living in New Hampshire,” said General Martin, referring to the 2000 US Census. "Senator Edwards’ Sacred Contract with Veterans is the most detailed, most aggressive plan to support our veterans and honor them as the heroes they are.”

The series of policy forums will continue through Thursday, July 26th, and will cover Edwards’ policies concerning Iraq, veterans’ issues, the environment, disability issues and health care.

The forums are free and open to the public – a schedule of the remaining forums is below. For more information or to RSVP go to www.johnedwards.com/nh/events.

July 25th – Environmental Policy Forum

12:00 p.m.


John Edwards for President Office


12 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301


July 25th – Disabilities Policy Forum, Portsmouth


7:00 p.m.


John Edwards for President Office


195 Hanover Street, Suite 34, Portsmouth, NH 03801


July 26th – Health Care Policy Forum


7:00 p.m.


John Edwards for President Office


66 Hanover Street, Suite 201, Manchester, NH 03101