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Sep. 4th, 2008

Hurry up and look back


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I found this on a Daily Kos blog and it made me smile. I added a few things to it.

After watching the malicious speeches last night mocking Senator Obama, and by proxy, cynically attacking all of us who support our local communities, I thought it would be prudent to educate the Republican Party on the historical role of community organizers. For a quick reminder, let's recap Giuliani's snark:

"He worked as a community organizer. (Laughter) What?...Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing, nada."

And Palin's vacuous follow-up:

"This world of threats and dangers, it's not just a community and it doesn't just need an organizer. (Laughter.)"

That these bastions of the GOP would denigrate the importance of community organizers on the same night their party nominates its first female vice presidential candidate shows an utter disrespect for the people of this country and a laughable ignorance of the power we wield. This is what community organizers do...

They change the world. Block by block, city by city, state by state, nation by nation...

So, GOP, meet community organizer Susan B. Anthony. She helped guarantee women's suffrage in the United States by giving public speeches and uniting with fellow advocates of change.

Read more...Collapse )Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people?

With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.

Our convention was different. We gave the stage to everyday Americans who hunger for change and stepped up to make phone calls, knock on doors, and raise money in small amounts in their communities. You may have missed it, but we also showed the country a video with the faces and voices of those organizers, volunteers, and donors from every corner of the country.

please visit http://www.mybarackobama.com and join us today, you can help out from home even if you just have 30 minutes a week. Join us and take a leading role in changing YOUR community and our incredible country today.

Sep. 3rd, 2008

Hurry up and look back


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During a forum today, Tom Delay said that the Dems have a better ground game than the Republicans.

lets keep the momentum going by actually making sure that we get out the vote in November.


On that note, I would like to rally all democrats, liberals, independents, and yes even republicans who support Barack Obama and Joe Biden to join us at some point over the next few weeks and to become a part of this campaign.

From the start Barack Obama said that this campaign was unlike any other, and if you look at what's driven it you'll notice that it's people. It’s up to us to use every bit of energy and enthusiasm that we have to help Barack Obama get elected and change the course of our nation.

Now, you might not have a lot of time to help out or get involved or you don't have money to donate. But this campaign is not just about money or for hiring staffers to do all of the organizing. It's about us getting to know our neighbors and to actually use this campaign to transform our communities by becoming more involved in them. Just last week I met a 38 year old woman who can only volunteer for 2 hours a week, so she began to have phone banking events right from her living room, and she didn't even spend a dime on it. She used her free weekend cell phone minutes.

So, if you have just 15-30 minutes a week or if you want to go all out and volunteer for 1 or 10 hours a week. We need you! There are even ways to help out and volunteer right from HOME. If you have free weekend minutes you can help us make phone calls, send messages, sign postcards, etc. So regardless of your situation you can still own a piece of this campaign and be a part of it.

To find out how to help out from home or right in your community please check out http://www.mybarackobama.com where you will have to register (no spam) and after that you can click on Action or Events - The Events feature is amazing! all you have to do is type in your zip code and you'll be able to see all the local Obama related house party, voter registration drives, book reading meetings, church events, and a variety of other local event that are both Obama and non-Obama related. So if you want to be a part of this historic campaign or if you just want to learn more about local politics, check out the "events" site feature. Below are some other ways to get involved.

Get Involved with your Local Field Office

The very first thing you should do is contact your local field office. The campaign has opened dozens of offices in states across the country. Check out this National map and find the office closest to you,

Your local field office will ask you to help in their efforts on the ground.

Get Organized Locally

In some cases, there may not be a local field office nearby, or you may be excited to get started organizing in your own town.

In order to help you in that process, we’ve created a step-by-step guide with all the resources and advice that you may need in that process.

First off, let us know that you are committed to getting your group organized! If you let us know that you're working in your local community, we can better help to empower you.

Don’t be shy in trying to get the word out. The more people that know your event is happening, the more likely you’ll get a sizable crowd.

Finally, make sure your local campaign field office knows about your event. You can find the office closest to you by visiting BarackObama.com and selecting your state.

You can also advertise your event by going to the Events site


I personally know so many first times ranging from 16 - 72 years old who have gotten involved for the FIRST time. People who can only help out from home for 1 hour a week, and individuals who come in and volunteer every single day. What matters is that we need YOU to help us create positive change in our local communities and in turn help to change and reform this country. What matters is that we don't stay home and just talk about this stuff, but actually turn out the vote and get out there and get to know others who are trying to help our country.

Feel free to call your field office or leave me a message w/ any of your questions.

Aug. 27th, 2008


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Feb. 29th, 2008

Tiki Drink Fun Time



A quick hello. Just joined the community. Thought some of you might find this of interest:

The Denver Film Society and Denver Office of Cultural Affairs is sponsoring a short film competition...

From: www.cinemocracy.org:

What is democracy? You tell us.

Create a film up to five (5) minutes in length on what democracy is, or isn't, and submit it (for free) to cinemocracy.org. Get your friends, family and that guy at the coffee shop to watch and vote. The highest ranked video with the most votes will win a great prize package including a screening at an event during the 2008 Democratic Convention and a screening slot at the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival in November.

Submissions and requirements can be found here.

Feb. 7th, 2008

I am here.


Coloradoans for Obama

I made this logo today...Collapse )

Feel free to use it if you wish. It makes a nice desktop.

Jan. 26th, 2008

Politics: BSG: Voted for Roslin


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Hello Obama Supporters!

Could you please ask your fellow supporter existencialismo to stop spamming communities of candidates that aren't Obama? Not only is it rude, but it seems to run contrary to the "uniter, not a divider" hope that your candidate espouses.

Thank you!

Jan. 14th, 2008



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Clinton Campaign & Supporters at it again... for some reason they actually don't like people (especially young people to participate in nomination process) I wonder why



Ugly stuff going on in Nevada: The state teachers union (an affiliate of the Hillary Clinton-endorsing National Education Association) has filed a lawsuit to shut down planned provisional caucus locations on the Las Vegas strip during the Jan. 19 election. The sites would allow strip workers -- many of them women, people of color, and members of the Culinary Union, which endorsed Barack Obama -- to caucus close to work, and hopefully prevent some of the large-scale disenfranchisement of working class people that takes place during the Iowa caucuses.

For more, check out coverage from the Las Vegas Sun. They quote the Obama campaign as criticizing the lawsuit, and the Clinton campaign as saying, it's "not for us to decide. We just want the process to be fair."

A fair process means encouraging voter turn-out. That was the case when it came to young voters in Iowa, and it's the case when it comes to union members in Nevada. Clinton's rhetoric on voting rights has been less than progressive this primary season.

--Dana Goldstein

Jan. 2nd, 2008



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Students for Barack Obama has set up an online system to call student supporters in Iowa to give them their locations for the Iowa Caucus and answer any questions.

You will be calling friendly supporters who are also students, who just need a little information and encouragement on what to do to help Barack win. All the details will be provided to you. These will be easy calls, and it's what you can do to make a difference at this critical time. Even just 15 calls each day will make a huge difference.

A lot of people in this group have not caucused before, and we need to reach out to them to give them the encouragement and information we can to get them out there on January 3rd.

You can help win Iowa today. You can make the difference.

Today and tomorrow, we need you to do a lot. We need you to call as many Iowa students as you can. We need you to log into buildthehope.com, and spend a couple hours calling Obama supporters, giving them their caucus location and pressing the need to get out at 6:30 on January 3.

We want you to be able to rest easy on January 4, confident that you did everything you could to elect Barack Obama President.

Can you do that? Are you ready? Will you spend now until January 3 making history?

Make those calls!

PS- If you have questions about using buildthehope.com or calls generally, always feel free to contact us. The phonebank today is running 11-9:30 CT. Tomorrow, it is running from 10-6:30 CT.

CALL 312.520.5701 TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT TO PHONEBANK OR EMAIL jhannaway@barackobama.com or tobin@studentsforbarackobama.com

We're calling between 11AM and 9:30PM today, and 10AM and 6:30PM tomorrow (Central Time). Thanks!

If you plan on using this phonebanking database to campaign AGAINST Barack Obama or for any other reasons besides campaigning on his behalf please remember that ***** It is illegal to join this program or phone bank for any purposes other than the stated reasons of Campaigning on behalf of Barack Obama. You will be caught and the trail will be pretty easy to follow******