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Boston Globe's blog: Obamab Supporters To Put Pressure On NH Senators Over Iraq

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Boston Globe's blog: Obama supporters to put pressure on NH Senators over Iraq

Hundreds of Barack Obama supporters are expected to come to New Hampshire on Saturday where they will canvass targeted neighborhoods across the state.

Along with the Obama literature, supporters will also carry a petition urging New Hampshire's two Republican Senators to override President Bush's veto of legislation that creates a timetable for US troops to leave Iraq.

Both Senators, Judd Gregg and John E. Sununu, voted against it originally.

Here is the text of the Obama petition:

"The Iraq war should never have been started, and it's long past time to end it. We were one signature away from ending this war, but President Bush defied the majority of Americans and vetoed the legislation. He has shown, again and again, since the invasion began, that he will not listen.

"But the will of the American people must be followed. If President Bush won't end the war, it's up to Congress - the representatives of the people - to end it instead. We need 16 Senators to override a veto - and we have two Senators right here in New Hampshire who can choose the people over their party and decide to end this war.
Demand your Senators represent you."

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