Wednesday, June 4, 2008

California Students and Barack Obama


A New Generation Takes the Torch: California Students Already at Work to Elect Barack Obama President


By Stephanie Chan
Communications Coordinator
Students for Barack Obama

California Students for Barack Obama (SFBO) chapters are actively organizing to continue the momentum of Senator Obama's campaign following the cinching of the Democratic nomination. This tremendous level of enthusiasm that surrounds Senator Obama reflects not only his strength as a candidate, but America's hunger for change. This is why so many people, young and old, have stepped forward to volunteer their time and energy with Senator Obama's campaign.

Since the summer of 2006, students supporting Senator Obama have amassed a network of thousands of college students to phone bank, canvass, and get-out-the-vote among the crucial 18-to-25 age group, which has proven more active than ever before. These young Obama supporters have spent countless hours as part of the largest grassroots political campaign in California's history and will not rest until Obama crosses threshold of the White House as the next President of the United States.

In addition to these traditional campaign strategies and tactics, California Students for Barack Obama have harnessed the power of Facebook, Myspace and popular online tools such as www.students.barackobama.com and my.barackobama.com organizing groups.

Students for Barack Obama was organized for students and by students, and was created before Senator Obama announced his candidacy. The campaigns commitment to the student vote has deepened and broadened since his announcement to run for President in February 2007.

Obama's position as the presumptive Democratic nominee has further inspired students to become advocates for fundamental changes in the direction of American politics. "We are looking forward to working with other student Democratic activists in the upcoming months," said Rick Relinger, California State Coordinator for Students for Barack Obama. "Senator Obama knows he can depend on young people to turn out for him in November. California's youth will be there for him every step of the way".

Students for Barack Obama is the official student outreach arm of the Obama for America campaign. For more information, contact Ian Magruder at imagruder@studentsforbarackobama.com

Posted on June 04, 2008

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