Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Obama's New Digs in Asheville

Barack Obama presidential campaign officially opens WNC office on Wednesday

from Press Release:

All local supporters invited to join in the festivities

Asheville, NC, April 1, 2008: Obama campaign staff members, local volunteers and other Obama supporters will gather tomorrow at 5:00 P.M. to celebrate the grand opening of the Obama for America Western North Carolina office at 107 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.

Grassroots organizers have been active in the area for more than a year preparing for the May 6 Democratic Primary. Last week four staff members from the Obama campaign arrived to help in the run-up to the primary. Lukas McGowan, Obama for America field organizer for Asheville, is impressed with the response he’s received since his arrival: “At the organizational meeting last Thursday over 200 people showed up, and more than 600 have volunteered to do the hands-on tasks necessary to ensure a good turnout for Senator Obama on May 6. I’ve been involved in campaigns in a lot of states, beginning with Iowa, but I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”

Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman will speak briefly about why he supports Obama and his inspirational vision for America.

All Obama supporters and those who would like to know more about the candidate are invited to join the celebration. For more information, call the local Obama office at 828-225-5904 or stop by the office at 107 Merrimon Avenue.

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