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New Hampshire's First Female Delegation at the NHIOP

December 04, 2012

Kate Giaquinto
New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Politcial Library
(603) 222-4115

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College in partnership with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) and the New Hampshire Women's Initiative (NHWI) will host the five women holding New Hampshire's major political offices: NH Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Representative-elect Ann McLane Kuster, and U.S. Representative-elect Carol Shea-Porter, on Friday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The event will be moderated by Chamber President & CEO Robin A. Comstock.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking, the formal program begins at 8:00 a.m. Following the program, the panelists will take photos and talk to attendees.

Tickets for this event are sold out. All media inquiries should be directed to Gemma Waite French at (603) 792-4119.

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library was founded on the premise that an educated citizenry is vital for a healthy democracy. Since its doors opened in 2001, the Institute has provided a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate on all aspects of the American political process. Its mission is to educate, engage and empower citizens to participate in the civic and political life of their local, national and global communities. Located on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the institute is housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility that contains an auditorium, television studio, research center, classrooms, seminar rooms, academic offices, a computer lab, and the Common Ground Café.

About the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce: Incorporated in 1911, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) is the largest business organization in the greater Manchester area, focusing its efforts primarily on Manchester and the surrounding communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, and Merrimack. It is the Chamber's mission to be the leading force in the improvement of the business environment, the economic health and the general vitality of the region. The GMCC provides members with marketing and networking opportunities, economic indicators, legislative bulletins, and representation in both local and state government. For more information visit


About the New Hampshire Women's Initiative: The New Hampshire Women's Initiative (NHWI) was formed in 2012 through the merger of three partnering organizations: The Commission on the Status of Women, the Women's Lobby and Alliance, and the Women's Policy Institute. The NHWI is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to advance social, economic and political opportunity and equality for women in New Hampshire. For more information please visit

This event is supported by the following organizations: Women's Fund of New Hampshire, New England Women's Leadership Institute, Girl Scouts of the Green & White Mountains, Girls at Work, Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire, and the YWCA of Manchester. The event is being made possible through several corporate sponsors: Premier Sponsor, Centrix Bank; Elite Sponsors: AutoFair, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare of NE, Perfecta Wine Companies, Public Service of NH; Corporate Sponsors: Bank of America, FairPoint Communications, Fidelity, NH Print & Mail Services, 95.7 WZID, Northwestern Mutual, St. Mary's Bank, UNH Manchester Graduate School Manchester & MPA Program.

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