JEFP-NH - The Week In Review

Reading, Writing and Reforming No Child Left Behind: John Edwards visits Winnacunnet High School

On Wednesday, Edwards visited WHS in Portsmouth to participate in the NEA’s “From the School House to the White House” program. Edwards spoke about his College for Everyone and K-12 education plans before taking questions from students and getting a tutorial from WHS seniors on the long-term projects keeping them busy. Edwards also spoke with teachers at the school about their concerns about current education policy in this country.

Hampton Union: WHS hot seat: Students grill John Edwards

WCSH (NBC Portland): John Edwards brings presidential campaign to New Hampshire

End it vs. extend it: Edwards discusses Iraq and private security contractors at Seacoast Media Group Forum

Later Wednesday afternoon at the Seacoast Media Group forum, Edwards drew sharp and important distinctions between his plan to end the war and Sen. Clinton’s plan to continue combat missions in Iraq. Also at the forum, Edwards was again the first out of the gate to lay out comprehensive ideas to fundamentally reform America’s oversight and use of security contractors in Iraq by restoring democracy to our military decisions about the war, expanding the rule of law, ensuring accountability by placing all personnel under clear operational command, and eliminating cronyism from the system of contract procurement.

Portsmouth Herald: Edwards slams rivals on 'mismanaged war'

Foster's Daily Democrat: Edwards takes hard line on contractors in Iraq

Down home up north: Edwards visits North Country on ‘Economic Fairness’ tour

Last Thursday and Friday, Edwards made his second trip in a month to the North Country, hitting Berlin, Conway, Littleton and Claremont to talk about jobs, health care, trade and strengthening America’s middle class. The tour was a foot-stompin’ good time as Edwards was joined by renowned bluegrass musicians Ralph Stanley II and the Bluegrass Brothers, as well as former Democratic Congressman Ben Jones, who we’re betting most of you know best as “Cooter” from the Dukes of Hazzard. Venues were packed and people spilled into the street to hear John Edwards talk about his plans to help support rural America.

Berlin/Conway Daily Sun: Accompanied by the sounds of bluegrass, Edwards talks about the plight of rural America

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Graniteroots for John Edwards: JEFP-NH announces nearly 300 NH Town Chairs across the state

This week, JEFP-NH announced the support of nearly 300 Town Chairs in over 160 towns across the state. These Town Chairs will join thousands of grassroots activists and our growing field program in spreading the message about John Edwards’ bold plans to end the war in Iraq, provide truly universal healthcare, and halt global warming while creating good-paying jobs.


On Sunday, October 7th and Monday, October 8th, Elizabeth Edwards returns to New Hampshire to talk about John Edwards’ plan to guarantee truly universal health care at a series of house parties and town halls around the state. She will also participate in the ‘Women Making a Difference’ forum in Amherst on Monday.

On Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th, we then welcome Senator Edwards back to New Hampshire for his 15th trip to the Granite State. Look for additional details on the trip coming your way next week.