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!
During the U.S. presidential primaries and general election of 2008, the site compiled polling data through a unique methodology derived from Silver’s experience in baseball sabermetrics to “balance out the polls with comparative demographic data” and “weighting each poll based on the pollster’s historical track record, sample size, and recentness of the poll”.
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.
There’s a secret lurking behind everything you’re reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business. The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight like you’ve never ever seen in a movie to win this thing. This is especially true now that it seems as if Pennsylvania isn’t really up for grabs. Romney’s paths to 270 are few.
First, let’s discuss Pennsylvania. There has been good reason for Democrats to sweat this state. True, Obama won it handily in 2008, by 10 points. But it’s a state that is older and whiter and more working-class than most of America. Obama benefited from all the unique circumstances of 2008 that helped him across the country, but if ever there were a state where the “well, we gave the black guy a chance and he blew it” meme might catch on, it’s the Keystone State.
“The Obama Effect”, is coming to a theater near some this Friday!
The movie, features Charles Dutton as John Thomas an insurance salesman in his 50′s who suffers from serious health issues. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and family relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly (Vanessa Bell Calloway), creating a strain on their marriage. When Molly discovers that John has been hiding his health scares from her, she urges him to take positive action to improve his bad habits. John works to get back on the right path with his health and family as Obama soars to success in the campaign.
Black Women for Obama will support the movie, and can’t WAIT to relive the 2008 election!
On Saturday, July 7th, Judy Jones, State Chapter Director for Georgia and Donna McLeod, the National Director of Voter Outreach were featured on “Press Pause”, on WAEC 860 AM in Atlanta, the local talk show hosted by our Executive Director, Patricia Wilson-Smith. The topic was voter apathy, and the work our organization is doing to get out the vote. You can listen to the entire show by clicking below! Great job Judy and Donna!!!
President Barack Obama is flashing a bright smile on the July 2012 cover of Essence Magazine where he discusses his goals for the presidency as his reelection campaign is in full swing. The publication, which reaches millions of black women, represents a core constituency for the president. Will he win the black female vote again?
After President Obama recently came out in support of gay marriage, being named by Newsweek America’s “First Gay President,” he isolated many women of color, a largely religious base.
Remember how far we’ve come! From Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim: “The Road We’ve Traveled”. We were there at the beginning, Black Women for Obama, and it’s time for us to gear up and get it done again!
I hope you can all see the sarcasm dripping from my keyboard as I typed the headline for this post. It boggles the mind that the mainstream media and many political pundits who at one time were actually respected in their field, actually believed that Donald Trump was serious about anything but boosting the ratings on his goofy reality show. But alas and alack, that’s exactly what they did believe. Or did they?
Unlike my friend at MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell, I believe that what’s really going on is that the 24 hour news cycle has become no different than the endless sea of hokey reality shows that fill the airwaves. It seems to me that rather than just report the good old boring news, they’d rather hand over all the air time to lunatics with salacious things to say in the name of garnering ratings for their television shows, or to empty-headed politicians with pretty faces and big mouths with nothing real coming out of them (read Palin/Bachmann). The media is in the business of making us believe that non-reality is reality. Just like all the stupid reality shows that pour into our living rooms from every channel in an endless sea of staged lunacy. Read the rest of this entry →
Need a ride to the polls? On October 27th early voting begins in Georgia, and Black Women for Obama is helping to get voters to the polls! To request a ride, click the link below, or call us at (678) 856-5512.
"Believing In Obama", Available Now!
The election of Barack Obama in 2008 –- historic and controversial. But what was it like for the legions of volunteers drawn into the political fray for the very first time? In Believing in Obama, a new book by Patricia Wilson-Smith, you will relive the history of the 2008 election through the eyes of a citizen activist and volunteer.
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Black Women for Obama is a grass roots organization dedicated to the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. In the 2008 election, we played a pivotal role, especially in the southeast, canvassing and volunteering, and we plan to do so nation-wide in the months leading up to the 2012 election as well.
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