Supporters Open Their Doors to “Countdown to Change” Events Nationwide

CHICAGO, IL – On Saturday, September 15, hundreds of homes across the country will open their doors to Obama supporters for “Countdown to Change” house parties. “Countdown to Change” is an opportunity for grassroots supporters to reach out to their friends and neighbors and to help with campaign efforts in early states like Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Each “Countdown to Change” house party will participate in a strategy conference call with the Obama campaign state director from their selected early state and receive a briefing on how they can best help the campaign expand its efforts as the caucus and primary dates draw closer. Supporters will also have the opportunity to write postcards to organizers and supporters in the early states, telling them why they support Barack Obama.

The house parties will be followed by “Countdown to Change” events hosted by Barack Obama in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 18th; Atlanta, GA on Thursday, September 20th and Portland, ME on Tuesday, September 25th.

COUNTDOWN TO CHANGE HOUSE PARTIES

Saturday, September 15, 2007

September 15th marks 121 days until the Iowa caucus, 126 days until the Nevada caucus, 129 days until the New Hampshire primary and 136 days until the South Carolina primary. Each “Countdown to Change” house party will set a fundraising goal based on the number of days until their state’s caucus or primary. For example, a “Countdown to Change” house party group that has Iowa will set a goal of raising $121.

Below are some of the events taking place across the country. Press interested in covering any of the events can contact the Obama for America press office at 312-819-2423 or email media@barackobama.com. The contact information listed below is for planning purposes and directions only, if you are interested in covering the event please contact the press office first.

NEW YORK

Jeffrey Kurzon
431 Broome Street, #4
New York, NY 10013
646-691-7944 (cell)
jeffkurzon@gmail.com

COLORADO

Saoirse Charis-Graves
Venue: Golden Public Library
1019 Tenth Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303)709-7529 (cell)

CALIFORNIA

Lonnee Hamilton, Laura Lee-Chin and Ebony Jones
890 Seco Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626)535-9650 (Lonnee’s home)
(626)755-5502 (Lonnee’s cell)

TEXAS

Jack McNulty
2215 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75201
jackmc@bigplanet.com
(214) 999-0028

COUNTDOWN TO CHANGE EVENTS WITH SENATOR OBAMA

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC
City Center Lot
11th and H St NW
Washington, DC

Doors Open: 5:15 PM

This event is a fundraiser. Passes to the event can be reserved at www.barackobama.com. Admission is $25 ($15 student.)

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.comPlease list “ Washington, DC Countdown to Change” in the subject line.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

ATLANTA, GA with special guests Usher Raymond IV and Dominique Wilkins
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA

Doors Open: 4:30 PM

This event is a fundraiser. Passes to the event can be reserved at www.barackobama.com. Admission is $25.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com. Please list “ Atlanta, GA Countdown to Change” in the subject line.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

PORTLAND, ME
Portland Expo
289 Park Ave.
Portland, ME

Doors Open: 5:00 PM

This event is a fundraiser. Passes to the event can be reserved at www.barackobama.com. Admission is $25.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com. Please list “ Portland, ME Countdown to Change” in the subject line.




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