PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President

September 24, 2007

Contact: NH for Hillary Press Office,

Kathleen Strand

NH for Hillary Announces Nurses Leadership Committee

Over 120 Granite State Nurses Endorse Hillary for President

MANCHESTER, NH – Support for Senator Hillary Clinton continues to grow among New Hampshire medical professionals following last week’s announcement of her American Health Choices Plan. Today, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign announced that 121 nurses have endorsed Hillary for President and will serve as members of the New Hampshire Nurses for Hillary Leadership Committee.

“During her time in the Senate, Hillary Clinton has been a leader in addressing the nursing shortage and has worked to secure increased funding for nursing education,” said Margaret Franckhauser, RN, MS, MPH, of Meredith. “She understands the unique and vital role that nurses play in caring for so many people across the county. Hillary has shown that she believes an investment in nursing is truly an investment in the future of our health care system.”

“Hillary’s health care policy is the most comprehensive and her experience will help her pass healthcare reform when she is President,” added State Representative and RN, Trinka Russell of Stratham.

Senator Clinton has a proven record of working for America’s nurses. She introduced the Nursing Education and Quality of Health Care Act, which aims to increase the nurse workforce in rural areas, expand nursing school faculty, and develop initiatives to integrate patient safety practices into nursing education. Hillary also authored a provision, which became law as part of the Nurse Reinvestment Act, to encourage the recruitment and retention of nurses and directs money to grants for nursing education and recruitment.

In addition, Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan contains provisions for ending the nursing shortage by providing short-term funding to schools of nursing to expand their capacity to train nursing students, as well as to recruit and retain faculty to teach the next generation of nurse professionals. Under the plan, schools that collaborate with innovative worker training programs that recruit, train, and place nurses, and that provide career pathways across the spectrum of care settings would receive priority funding.

To learn more about Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan, visit the campaign website at .

New Hampshire Nurses for Hillary Leadership Committee

Carrie Abrahams, Nashua
Eppie Adams, Manchester
Dione Ahlquist, Somersworth
Richard Aiken, Charlestown
Claire Alexander, Milton
Barbara Anderson, Chester
Cecile Andrews, Meredith
Ellen Bailey, West Lebanon
Elizabeth Baldwin, Rochester
Micheline Barriere, Goffstown
Allen Beattie, Springfield
Irene Beaudine, Keene
Doris Bilger, Portsmouth
Maria Beohme, Belmont
William Brodne, South Acworth
Tracie Buckley, Manchester
Deborah Budney, Peterborough
Tracey Butler, Northwood
Joyce Cappiello, Barrington
Kenneth Cardinal, Portsmouth
Tina Carrier, Claremont
Tina Carter, Amherst
Donna Cassidy, Portsmouth
Donald Chaffee, Hinsdale
Ellen Chaput, Grantham
Linda Cipoletti, Londonderry
Nicole Cloutier, Manchester
Linda Compton, Francestown
Dawn Corcoran, Pittsfield
Linda Corey, Manchester
Denise Cornish, Claremont
Nancy Coutu, Manchester
Monica Coyne, Newmarket
Gail Cushing, Richmond
Jeanne Dionne, Bradford
Nancy Dipirro, Plaistow
Roxanne Dombrowski, Loudon
Frances Donaldson, Hampton
Diane Donfro, Nashua
Lori Dreyer, Littleton
Monique Drouin, Durham
Tricia Duff, Loudon
Karen Eaton, Auburn
J. Carol Elliot, Portsmouth
Zoe Ellis, Stratham
Jamie Ellis, Exeter
Patricia Fairall, Hampton
Elaine Fallah, Manchester
Rebecca Farver, Concord
Lisa Ferentino, Hudson
Gaye Forrester-Clements, Concord
Margaret Franckhauser, Meredith
Pamela Frizzell, Groveton
Mary Fuller, Franklin
Marianne Gagne, Rochester
Rhonda Gagne, Concord
Monique Gauthier, Raymond
Patricia Giaquinto, Hooksett
Eileen Glover, Keene
Gary Gray, Surry
Aimee Guyett, Bristol
Catherine Hackett, Epping
Lianne Hansen, Concord
Gene Harkless, Alton
Elaine Holland, Rochester
Margaret Hollihan, Portsmouth
Dorothy Hood, Lebanon
Rita Jope, Canterbury
Pauline Kenick, Wilton
Judith Kinnear, Keene
Bonnie Konopka, Portsmouth
Christine Kuhlman, Concord
Cynthia Labarge, Nashua
Harriet Langley, Stratham
Judi Lanza, Goffstown
Holly Latulip, Littleton
Jeanine Lore, Merrimack
Lynn Lynch, Newport
Glora Mason, Lee
Martha McGowan-Lee, Hampton
Kevin McGuire, New Boston
Dennis McRae, Keene
Mary Miller, Canterbury
Judith Miller, Henniker
Maureen Morency, Manchester
Mary Mowatt, Concord
Marilyn Mullen, Pelham
Athena Munroe, Nashua
Beverly Murdough, Alton
Pamela Murphy, Peterborough
Karen Noonan, Exeter
Christine O’Hara, Barrington
Jana Otis, Brookfield
Lois Pacheco, Litchfield
Donna Pantelakos, Portsmouth
Stanley Plodzik, Dover
Wanda Polchies, Dover
Linda Prescott, Belmont
Mary Raymond, Franklin
Karen Ricker, Lee
Susie Robbins, Raymond
Linda Roberts, Franklin
Diann Ross, Northfield
Rep. Trinka Russell, Stratham
Diane Sapienza, Salem
Deborah Schaufus, Loudon
Elizabeth Sensenig, Plainfield
Vicki Senter, Northwood
Alice Simard, Raymond
Vonda Solarz-O’Neal, Sandown
Alison Sweatt, Durham
Annalee Taylor-Cassidy, Manchester
Kim Tran, Manchester
Melynda Wallace, Lancaster
Sharra Way, Claremont
Lynne Weihrauch, Merrimack
Sherryl Wentworth, Newmarket
Barbara Whetstone, Sanbornton
Mary Anne White, Manchester
Wendy Wilson, Laconia
Dennie Wing, Rindge