Jul 30, 2015 7:08 AM
First on NH1 News: Clinton supporters to canvass across NH on Saturday
NH1 Political Director - NH1.com
CONCORD – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plans what it’s calling a “Day of Action” this Saturday across New Hampshire, NH1 News has learned.
Hillary for New Hampshire will announce Thursday that it’s grassroots supporters across the Granite State “will go door-to-door in their communities engaging voters,” according to a release obtained by NH1 News.
The campaign says volunteers will be asking supporters to fill out a “Commit to Vote” card, pledging to vote for Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary, which will be held next February. The campaign adds that it will hold 17 canvassing kick off events across the states.
Saturday’s “Day of Action” comes two days after the 50th anniversary of Medicare, the vast health care system for America’s seniors. Talk of reforming Medicare and other entitlement programs has become a major issue in the early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton has repeatedly defended the program and has criticized some of the Republican presidential candidates, such as Jeb Bush, who have proposed reforms to Medicare to keep it solvent for future generations.
"We need a president like Hillary Clinton who would stand up for our seniors and not 'phase out' critical programs like Medicare," said Clinton campaign New Hampshire State Director Mike Vlacich, in a statement. "Jeb Bush saying he wants to 'phase out' Medicare puts a spotlight on the belief permeating the Republican field that Medicare should be on the chopping block while tax breaks for Wall Street should be protected at all cost."
The “Day of Action” comes four days after the former secretary of state’s latest visit to New Hampshire. Tuesday in Nashua the Democratic presidential frontrunner held her second town hall event since launching her White House campaign. Later she held a grassroots rally in Hopkinton before speaking one-on-one with NH1 News. The visit was her third to the Granite State this month.