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January 07, 2008

Club Engaging Voters, Energizing the Debate in N.H.

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Sierra Club volunteers and staff are in full swing in New Hampshire driving home the Club's message of a clean energy future as the Granite State's presidential primary approaches. On Saturday, January 5, Club activists and allies (above) rallied outside the Republican and Democratic presidential debates at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, the state's largest city.

"The first key to success for the Sierra Club and other issue groups is to engage voters whose minds are focused on seeing a candidate that day," reported the Nashua Telegraph the morning after the debates. "[The] Sierra Club, for instance, gives voters an environmental checklist to gauge their standing and inform them on where the candidates stand."

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Armed with that checklist, compact fluorescent light bulbs, stickers, posters, and other campaign materials, activists have been crisscrossing the state to spread the Club's message at debates and candidate events. "I think we've done an amazing job raising the level of discussion about global warming solutions," New Hampshire Chapter Director Cathy Corkery told the Telegraph while working a Barack Obama event in Nashua. Club volunteer Sheddi Shera is pictured above at a January 5 rally for Hillary Clinton in Concord, the state capital. Read more about the Sierra Club's work to promote clean energy.

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