October 25, 2020 Press Releases

Jeanne Shaheen and Local Democrats Host Get-Out-The-Vote Rally in Nashua

October 25, 2020
Contact: Ally Livingston, alivingston@jeanneshaheen.org

Nashua, N.H. – Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined local Democrats in Nashua, including Mayor Jim Donchess, State Senators Melanie Levesque and Cindy Rosenwald, Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli, and State House candidates to urge Granite Staters to get out and vote for Democrats up and down the ballot. At the rally, Shaheen and local electeds highlighted the stakes of this election, from protecting access to health care and protections for Granite Staters with pre-existing conditions, to voting and reproductive rights, and encouraged attendees to make a plan to vote and help their friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. Donchess, Levesque, Rosenwald, and Pignatelli also shared how Shaheen has fought to make a difference for Nashua throughout her career and why her re-election is critical for New Hampshire.

“Everybody here is interested in trying to make a difference for the people of New Hampshire and working with whoever is necessary in order to do that,” said Senator Shaheen. “We can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and stop Republicans’ assault on our health care. We can address climate change and invest in clean energy jobs. We can tackle the student debt crisis and ensure that every student who wants to can afford to go to college. That’s what I have worked on since I first got elected governor. That’s what I’ll continue to work on. So when you vote, make sure you are voting for Democrats all the way down the ticket. Together we will win this election.”

“When it comes to making a difference for New Hampshire, Senator Jeanne Shaheen gets the job done, and she gets it done no matter what, doesn’t she?” said Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli. “She fights for healthcare. She protects women’s health. She stands up for New Hampshire during this pandemic. She raised the alarm about COVID a few weeks before the Trump administration knew it was even around, and she was able to secure $1.25 billion for the state of New Hampshire through the CARES Act.”

“We couldn’t be luckier in our Senior Senator, Jeanne Shaheen,”said State Senator Cindy Rosenwald. “All of the things that Democrats care about – health care, climate, worker’s rights, voting rights, and we know she will never walk away from reproductive health care rights and an understanding that the people who should be making health care decisions are the patients and the doctors, not bureaucrats. These issues matter at the state level, too, because you can’t count on the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold rights. So if these issues are important to you, you must vote either before November 3rd by absentee ballot or on November 3rd at the polls. You need a plan to vote.”

“If we want to keep decency in our government, then we need to elect decent people, fair people, strong, not necessarily strong minded, but strong-willed and tough, and people that want to continue this democracy,” said State Senator Melanie Levesque. “So please keep that in mind and share with all your friends as they’re going to vote. I have the honor of introducing our great Senator Jeanne Shaheen. She has been a role model for me and many other girls and women, and we model ourselves after her – the way she is very thoughtful, the way she’s very independent, the way she’s in every issue.”

Social-distancing and masks were required at Shaheen’s Nashua event to ensure the health and safety of attendees.

For photos or a recording of the event, email press@jeanneshaheen.org.