Archive for the ‘Black Women’
(Source: LA Times)
Monday’s presidential debate, the third and last between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, featured a forceful and articulate defense of Obama’s foreign policy. That was no surprise. What was surprising was that it came from Romney.
That seemed to annoy the president — who was prepared to rebut his opponent’s previous, more bellicose pronouncements. But the ever-shifting Republican nominee tacked even closer to the moderate middle than he did in the debate devoted to economic policy.
On Saturday, October 20th, the Georgia State Chapter of Black Women for Obama led by State Chapter Director Christine Williams, in conjunction with the Georgia GOTV Coalition, Rallies & 10 City Bus Tour and the Georgia Democratic Party held a FANTASTIC rally in Gwinnett County at Rhodes Jordan Park!
Speakers at the event included Georgia House Representative Tyrone Brooks, Donna McLeod, BWFO National Director of Voter Outreach, Patricia Wilson-Smith, Executive Director for BWFO, Judy Jones, BWFO National Director of Membership Outreach, as well as a number of local candidates for office, including Renita Hamilton, State House Candidate for District 105, Jennah Es-Sudan, Candidate for School Board District I, and many others. The rally was inspirational and exciting, and ALL of Gwinnett County is now FIRED UP AND READY TO GO on November 6th!!!!
On Saturday September 29th, the Missouri Chapter of Black Women for Obama, led by Carnika Turner, held its first Town Hall meeting at the Brush Creek Community Center in Kansas City Missouri. The featured speaker was Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, who spoke at length about the issues in this election and why it’s important to support President Obama. Stay tuned for the full video of speeches from the event – congratulations, BWFO Missouri!
WASHINGTON — Deidra Reese isn’t waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote.
With iPad in hand, Reese is going to community centers, homes and churches in nine Ohio cities, looking up registrations to make sure voters have proper ID and everything else they need to cast ballots on Election Day.
“We are not going to give back one single inch. We have fought too long and too hard,” said Reese, 45, coordinator of the Columbus-based Ohio Unity Coalition, an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
Reese is part of a cadre of black women engaged in a revived wave of voting rights advocacy four years after the historic election of the nation’s first black president. Provoked by voting law changes in various states, they have decided to help voters navigate the system — a fitting role, they say, given that black women had the highest turnout of any group of voters in 2008.
This information comes from the Obama for America Website! It shows the activity from 2008 until now for Black Women for Obama, nationwide! Look at the number of calls made, the number of events held, the amount of money raised for President Obama in 2008!!!
We can do it again! President Obama NEEDS our help! If you’re not already a member of the BarackObama.com website, visit it NOW to register, and join the “Black Women for Obama” group and be counted as one of our members! Then give your time, and your money heading up to the final stretch of the election so that everyone knows that BWFO is a force for change in 2012 as well!
By Patricia Wilson-Smith
As the 2012 Presidential Election makes its way towards the ever-important party nominating conventions, African Americans in this country are busy waging a quiet war within over its continued support of President Obama.
The issue? His personal stance on same sex marriage.
Just this week, a group calling itself The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) announced that they will actively oppose President Obama’s re-election bid on the basis of his evolved opinion of same sex-unions. As a “…grass roots movement of African American Christians who believe in family values”, they apparently liken gay marriage to something so heinous that they’re willing to cede the election to a party whose policies have done more to wreck the American family than anything else in this country ever could.
On Saturday, July 28th, The Georgia Chapter of Black Women for Obama held its first-ever town hall meeting, and it was an amazing success!!!
Dignitaries from the DNC were in attendance, including Chairman Mike Berlon, and Political Director Rashad Richey. A number of candidates attended and discussed their candidacies with attendees as well, including Jennah Es-Sudan Gwinnett School Board Candidate, Renita Hamilton, District 105 State House candidate, any many others! The event was hosted by WAOK’s Sidney Wood, the voice of Atlanta, and introduced a number of the Black Women for Obama National Leadership Team to the crowd.
The Executie Director, Patricia Wilson-Smith also debuted her new book, “Believing in Obama:Essays from the Historic 2008 Election and Insights for 2012″ at the event. The meeting was informative, energetic, and inspiring – kudos goes to State Chapter Director Judy Jones and her team for the fantastic job they did on an incredible event!