Overhaul backers active in area

Nashua was one of more than a dozen sites for a partisan outreach group trying to drum up support for President Barack Obama’s health-care reform plan.

New Hampshire’s Organizing for America branch is conducting a number of events – including roundtable talks, phone campaigns and door-to-door canvasses – across the state this week aimed at talking to residents about the health care bill being hotly debated in Congress. The group was in Nashua on Thursday, going door-to-door, according to a release from the group.

Organizing for America, a Democratic National Committee project, is an extension of Obama for America, the president’s “grassroots” campaign machine. It has chapters in all 50 states, according to the group’s Web site.

The group has also launched a television commercial in support of the health care overhaul plan, according to the release.

On Thursday, volunteers also ran a phone bank in Keene and went door-to-door in Tilton, Newport and Hanover. On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers planned to do more canvasses in Hopkinton, Dover, Plymouth and Exeter and a phone bank in North Conway, according to the release.

– Telegraph staff