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Friday, November 21st, 2008
1:31 pm
[checkerrrrrrs]
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
6:17 am
[whwizel]
Saturday, November 1st, 2008
12:00 am
[hallyluia]
Obama is very charming and likeable. He motivates people and excites them. But he is relatively new on the scene. We should gather all the inforamation before deciding who our next pres should be.



THE RISE of the UNITED SOCIALIST STATES of AMERICA
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
10:45 am
[mrdankelly]
The Horror... The Horror...


October 18, Noon to October 19, Noon



Hi all. On October 18, at noon, I'll start watching 24 hours of horror films to raise money for the Obama/Biden campaign. My tortured analogy? Nothing I'll see during that 24 hours will be as scary as the past eight years of Republican rule. I've almost reached my goal of $1,500, raising a total of $1,305. Please help me put it over the top!

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/mrdankellyshorrorshow

I'll be blogging during the course of the marathon, so please stop by to cheer me on as I push myself to my absolute physical limits by, uh, sitting on the couch and watching TV.

http://mrdankelly.livejournal.com

Thanks!
Dan Kelly
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
3:02 pm
[severe_scented]
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.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
12:37 pm
[severe_scented]
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.

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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

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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.
Thursday, May 8th, 2008
2:50 pm
[babigrl279]
Another Chicago Event
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/485y

Walk for Obama, June 15th. Federal Plaza to Washington Square Park.

You should all be there. This is a great way to get some attention in a positive way. Let's make this happen. It will be fun, trust me.

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
9:04 am
[babigrl279]
Chicago's Rally For Change, April 19th
Chicago's Rally For Change

YES! Anyone else going? I'll be there for sure!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
4:19 pm
[mermaidsinlove]
Welcome!

 Welcome to Illinois For Obama. Feel free to post events, ideas, and organizing here.

Obama won the Illinois primary! Big surprise, right?  :-D

Would anyone be interested in helping me set up a Bake Sale For Barack? I already have people interested in joining up, I just need help with finding a table, a place, and a time!!!
Here's the bake sale listing on Obama's website:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/fundraising/4vdl4



Current Mood: grateful
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