Rev. Al Sharpton 

New Hampshire
2003: 3 visits, 3 days
-Rev. Sharpton participated in the debate at UNH in Durham, NH on the evening of December 9, 2003.

-Rev. Sharpton had been scheduled to visit NH on December 7, 2003 but weather intervened.

-Rev. Sharpton visited NH on February 27, 2003.  He did a town hall meeting at New England College in Henniker and attended the NHDP reception and spoke at the NHDP 100 Club Dinner at the Center of NH in Manchester. 

-Rev. Sharpton visited NH on January 17, 2003.  He flew into Concord early in the morning; met with local clergy and community members at the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant; met with Paul Stokes, president of the State Employees' Association of New Hampshire SEIU Local 1984, at the union's headquarters.  Proceeding to Manchester, he met with NHDP chair Kathy Sullivan at Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. (her law firm); met with Mark McKenzie, president of the NH AFL-CIO, at the law firm.  Sharpton spoke with student leaders and media at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College and then delivered a speech in the Assembly Hall.  Returning to Concord, he met with state Sen. Sylvia Larsen at the State House; and finally, he will met with NEA New Hampshire executive director Terry Shumaker and president Karen McDonough at the union's offices, before flying back to New York.

2002: 1 visit, 2 days
-Rev. Sharpton visited NH on February 17-18, 2002, as part of what was billed as a "Getting to Know You Tour."  He met and greeted the congregation at New England Pentecostal Ministry in Pelham; spoke at Keene State College; (crossed over to White River Junction, Vermont to visit a community action program); and preached at Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College in Hanover. The next morning he did a breakfast with fellows and interns at Hanover Inn. 

Copyright © 2003  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.