Manchester, NH - Today's official launch of New Hampshire DraftObama.org is a significant step in promoting the potential candidacy of Illinois Senator Barack Obama in the nation's first primary state. Hoping to get the message out in one of the most influential political stages in this country, New Hampshire organizers are excited to announce their first public meeting - Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 pm at Panera Bread, TJ Maxx Plaza, South Willow Street, Manchester.
This is the first in a series of gatherings that will raise awareness about Senator Obama and the national DraftObama.org movement to encourage him to run for President. The all-volunteer organization has enjoyed success in states around the country, and organized the first public event to coincide with Senator Obama's trip to Manchester, New Hampshire last December. New Hampshire DraftObama.org will gather thousands of signatures from citizens encouraging the Illinois Senator to run for President and continue to build towards a potential run for President in New Hampshire.
"We hope that establishing a presence in such a pivotal state can go a long way toward encouraging Senator Obama to run for president," says Stephen Sullivan, a New Hampshire DraftObama.org representative. "We have already found many people here for whom Senator Obama's message of hope resonates in their lives and inspires them to action. For people in this state to already be avidly supporting a single candidate - even before he makes his decision - it sends a strong message that Obama's message has been heard loud and clear in the Granite State."
DraftObama.org is an all-volunteer grassroots organization supporting a presidential run by Senator Obama. Spearheaded by a growing collection of volunteers from around the country, the movement has grown from a single web page created by Ben Stanfield, a computer technician in Rockville, MD, to a national movement with tens of thousands of petition-signers, hundreds of volunteers, and over half a million unique visitors to the DraftObama.org site. The movement gained national attention by airing the first television advertisement of the 2008 Presidential election cycle, airing "Believe Again" in Washington, DC, New Hampshire, Iowa and Hawaii. This 60-second spot also reached many YouTube milestones, including over 100,000 viewings. (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPy7RnHwvmA)
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