Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Voice for Equality: Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen is the junior senator from New Hampshire. Senator Shaheen attended both Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and the University of Mississippi. She moved to New Hampshire in 1973 to teach and open a small business. In 1996, Jeanne Shaheen was elected as the first female governor of New Hampshire. She was reelected governor again in 1998 and 2000. Jeanne was unsuccessful in her first bid for the U.S. Senate in 2002.

In 2004, she took control of the inert Kerry campaign and was largely credited with Kerry’s ultimate victory in the Democratic Primary. Jeanne successfully became the first female U.S. Senator from New Hampshire and the first woman to be elected to the positions of governor and U.S. senator in 2008. Currently, Senator Shaheen sits on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

After Governor John Lynch signed the marriage equality bill in New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen stated:
"I congratulate Governor Lynch and the state legislature on advancing a marriage equality bill that also protects religious freedom. New Hampshire has a long history of leadership on issues of civil rights and equality, and I'm proud our state continues to lead the way in ending discrimination with this bill signing today."

Freedom to Marry salutes Senator Jeanne Shaheen as a Voice for Equality!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

1 comment:

webmaster said...

Shaheen screwed up NH but good.
Watch this video on www.cnht.org to find out how.