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New Hampshire Presidential Candidate Forum

For Immediate Release:
November, 2007
Contact: Scott Ferson
617.571.9595 cell
617.695.0369 office
Amy Lambiaso
781.504.5801 cell

Moderated by Edward Kennedy Jr., board secretary for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and hosted by Granite State Independent Living (GSIL), the presidential candidate forum on Friday, November 2, 2007, will feature appearances by Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK), and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will participate by phone, while John Edwards' campaign manager and former Michigan Congressman David Bonior will address the crowd of more than 600 New Hampshire voters. All major candidates have been invited and encouraged to speak.

Please RSVP by 2 PM on Thursday, November 1, 2007 to receive press credentials for the event. Responses can be sent to Amy Lambiaso at, or by calling 617-695-0369.

The schedule of candidate appearances is as follows (PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATE):

9:55 AM Senator Hillary Clinton
10:50 AM Senator Joseph Biden
11:30 AM Senator Chris Dodd
2:00 PM Congressman Dennis Kucinich
2:30 PM former Congressman David Bonior, campaign manager for John Edwards
3:00 PM Senator Mike Gravel
3:30 PM Senator John McCain

Additional speakers and expert panels will be announced as they are confirmed.

WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2007; 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

WHERE: Radisson Hotel, Armory, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH

The forum is sponsored by: AARP; ADAPT; American Association of People with Disabilities; American Foundation for the Blind; The Arc of the United States; Association of University Centers on Disabilities; Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund; Easter Seals; Epilepsy Foundation; Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc.; Manchester Community Television; National Association of the Deaf; National Coalition of Mental Health; Consumer/Survivor Organizations; National Council on Independent Living; National Spinal Cord Injury Association; New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Self Advocates Becoming Empowered; TASH; Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.; United Cerebral Palsy; United Spinal Association; VSA arts.


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