Concord, NH — Earlier this week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster endorsed Senator Feltes for Governor citing his commitment to women’s reproductive rights and his career fighting for working families as a legal aid attorney and in the State Senate.
In her endorsement of Dan, Congresswoman Kuster said that “across the United States, the reproductive rights of women are under attack. Far-right extremists are determined to turn back the clock on the hard-fought progress we have made. We need Dan Feltes as governor to support women’s autonomy and reproductive rights.” She also pointed out in a video endorsement that “from his time as a legal aid attorney to service in the State Senate, Dan has delivered results. From lowering prescription drug prices to investments in clean energy, and delivering the greatest increase in education funding here in New Hampshire over the past two decades. He’s led the charge on paid family and medical leave and increasing the minimum wage.”
Right after law school instead of working at a corporate law firm, Dan took a job at New Hampshire legal assistance where he represented low-middle income Granite State families, seniors, veterans, and victims of domestic violence. For four years he managed the Housing Justice Project overseeing housing-related litigation, including foreclosure and fair housing/civil rights related cases. In that role, he met Carl and Pauline who, after years of saving, bought the modest home of their dreams. However, their dream quickly faded when they fell behind on bills in the Great Recession and received a foreclosure notice from a big Wall Street bank. As a legal aid attorney, Dan represented them against the Wall Street bank and won.
Time and time again Dan saw hard-working Granite Staters who did everything right get left behind in a system that was not meant for them to succeed. Too many laws were written behind closed doors to benefit corporate campaign donors. That’s why in 2014 he ran for the state senate and why he’s running for governor.
In a statement about the endorsement of Congresswoman Kuster, Dan said; “Congresswoman Kuster has spent her career delivering results for New Hampshire families and I am honored to have her support in this critical race for governor. From her bipartisan work tackling the opioid crisis, to ensuring access to abortion health care services, to fighting for veterans and small businesses here in New Hampshire, Annie has been a leader and we’re lucky to have her fighting for us in congress.
There is so much at stake in this election. We need to get out of this mess in a way that actually works for working people and working families, combat the climate crisis while advancing clean energy jobs, promote jobs in health care, housing and broadband, and expand access to reproductive health care.
We have gotten a lot done in the State Senate, but far too often Governor Sununu has been the obstacle to progress in New Hampshire. There is still so much work to do to lower costs for Granite State families and ensure that everyone has the support they need, especially now, to succeed in the Granite State.”