Sen Obama Campaign Announces Leadership of NH Women for Obama

State co-chairs, steering committee members, and county co-chairs to lead grassroots organizing efforts

MANCHESTER , NH—Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign today announced the leadership of New Hampshire Women for Obama. The state co-chairs, steering committee, and county co-chairs—comprising State Representatives, activists, and local community leaders—will advise the campaign on women’s and family issues, host events across the state, and lead organizing efforts among the thousands of women supporting Obama in New Hampshire.

“New Hampshire women are so excited about Obama because he understands the challenges that today’s women face,” State Co-Chair Ann McLane Kuster said. “As a community organizer working with families, as the son of a single mother, and now as the father of two young daughters, he knows from personal experience that it’s not enough to encourage women to dream big—we have to give women the resources they need to achieve those dreams.”

New Hampshire Women for Obama is already extraordinarily active in the state. Teachers, attorneys, artists, doctors, mothers and grandmothers, Women for Obama members have been organizing in their communities and talking to friends and neighbors about why Barack Obama will be the best President for women and families. Recently New Hampshire Women for Obama hosted organizing trainings in Manchester and Keene, with more sessions are planned for the fall.

**State co-chairs, steering committee members and county co-chairs are available to speak to the media. Please contact Reid Cherlin for details at (603) 668-2008.

New Hampshire Women for Obama Leadership

State Co-Chairs

Ann McLane Kuster – Director of Rath, Young, & Pignatelli’s Education and Non-Profit Law Practice Group; member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; board member of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Womankind Counseling Center

Hopkinton ,NH

Peggo Horstmann Hodes – renowned vocalist and educator; Democratic activist, wife of Congressman Paul Hodes

Concord ,NH

State Steering Committee

Joan Reische – Board member of Women in Transition and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Manchester ,NH

Wendy Frosh – Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Northern NewEngland; Chair of the Families First Health and Support Center; Advisors member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Seacoast Health

Hampton ,NH

Babette Rittmeyer – Political activist; Spanish teacher; photographer; former Board member for Child and Family Services of New Hampshire

Concord ,NH

Rebecca Hutchinson – Policy Staff for New Hampshire House Majority Office ; Tutor for Project Second Start ; Deerfield Democratic Town Chair

Deerfield ,NH

Alison Dickey – Director of the Art Reference Library, Currier Museum of Art

Concord ,NH

Betsey Neville – Founder and past chair of NARAL-NH; Reading tutor at Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School; Long-time political and environmental activist

Deering ,NH

Tracy Hahn-Burkett – Author of parenting blog,