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New Hampshire Democratic Party Hosts Inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner


Democratic Leaders Senator Donna Soucy and Representative Steve Shurtleff, Senate and House Candidates Jenn Alford Teaster and Safiya Wazir Honored; Alec Baldwin Delivers Comical Performance

Manchester, NH - Following the success of an incredible primary election, the New Hampshire Democratic Party hosted its inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner tonight in Manchester. The event included special guests Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, Democratic nominees Congresswoman Annie Kuster, Molly Kelly, and Chris Pappas, and keynote speaker Alec Baldwin.

Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy and House Democratic Leader Steve Shurtleff were honored with the Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt Awards, respectively, for their excellence in fighting for social and economic justice. State Senate Candidate (D-8) Jenn Alford-Teaster received the Emerging Leader Award for her leadership and commitment to public service, and State House Candidate (D-17) Safiya Wazir received the Kathy Sullivan Award for her demonstration of courage and leadership.

Statement from NHDP Chair Ray Buckley:

“Tonight’s Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner was one for the books. Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re grateful for their efforts to lift up the people of New Hampshire in their everyday lives and through public service.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout. The funding raised will directly help our Democratic candidates as they head into the final stretch of the general election, with less than four weeks to go. We’re incredibly grateful for all of our supporters who continue to make our work possible and stand with us as we fight for the values we believe in."

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