Students for Barack Obama

24 01 2008

MLK Day 2008

 

This year’s MLK day was a day to remember in Houston, TX. The University of Houston Students for Barack Obama launched its visibility campaign and a diverse group of students made an appearance.

Dr. King would have been proud to see his dream come true where “All God’s children, black men and white men; Jews and Gentiles; protestants and catholics,” got together to rally around the first viable African-American president in history.

We sat in the student lounge and got acquainted with one another. We all agreed on why we supported Obama. “He represents change, he is for unifying the people and we believe in what he is doing. We feel empowered by him and believe that for once, someone has gotten it right,” we said.

Even the fact that we each represented a separate nationality did not go unnoticed by us.

We even received a write up in our school’s Daily Cougar newspaper and was covered by a blogger in NYC who had heard about us.

So far we have a Voter’s Drive planned on Saturday, January 26, 2008 in 3rd Ward from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A political debate hosted by the FYRE Organization on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. on campus and phone banking to California all this week.

We are working hard to form viable relationships with the students on campus as well as people in the community.

I will continue to keep you all posted on the outcome of the Students for Obama campaign. Enjoy this picture of us.

T

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