President Obama in Minneapolis, 9/12

President Obama will hold a rally at the Target Center to discuss what’s at stake for the American people in the health care debate – why we need reform and why we need to act now.

The rally will be free and open to the public. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. No ticket is required. Doors open at 9:30am, program starts at approximately 12:30pm.

All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, no sharp objects, no umbrellas, no liquids, no strollers, and no signs will be allowed into the venue.

Health Care Forums, 5/12 and 5/19

A loose network of supporters of Obama’s message for change, Face to Face for Change Twin Cities, is hosting a Forum on Health Care Alternatives this coming Tuesday, May 12th at Metro State University Library. If you can attend this forum, we hope to engage you on this all important issue. This is our agenda:

6:00-6:15 Share health care stories
6:15-6:30 Presentation on proposed plans
7:00 Speaker TBA (possibly from Physicians of National Health Plan)
7:30 Question and Answer

Tuesday, May 12
6:00 – 7:30
Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus Library and Learning Center(Room 308)
645 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
651-793-1616

If you’re interested in attending this forum, please sign up here.

Then, a week later on Tuesday, May 19th, we invite you to attend the following health care presentation:

Members of the Minnesota House and Senate will be joined by representatives from Physicians for a National Plan and Metropolitan Independent Business Alliance to discuss and answer questions about the Minnesota Health Plan, one of the nation’s best-researched single payer plans. In addition to a comprehensive overview of the plan, including some quality myth-busting about single payer insurance, ample time will be provided to ask questions. In preparation for this event, please visit the Minnesota Healthcare Coalition website at www.muhcc.org.

If you’re interested in attending this presentation, sign up here.

Questions? Contact Katie McGee at 651-307-7643.

Michelle! Macalester! Monday!

Michelle Obama to Campaign in St. Paul on Monday, October 13
Rally at Macalester’s Leonard Center at 4pm

Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama, will hold a public campaign event on Monday in St. Paul at Macalester’s Leonard Center. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please visit mn.barackobama.com. Space is available on a first come first serve basis.

The program begins at 4 pm; doors open at 2:30 pm.

For security reasons, do not bring bags or umbrellas. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.

Leonard Center Map

Obama Signs

A message from state DFL chair Brian Melendez…

Good news: The Campaign for Change recently received a fresh batch
of Obama-Biden signs, the biggest order in the state so far in this campaign
cycle. The Obama campaign is giving them out for free.

As we all know, the scarcity of Obama signs has been a persistent
issue ever since Senator Obama captured the nomination. But let me dispel a
misconception: Some people think that Obama signs are hard to find because
the campaign ordered fewer than usual. On the contrary, the supply is
comparable to the supply of Kerry signs that were available in 2004. The
difference is that demand is much higher. Remember the precinct caucuses?
Turnout at the 2008 caucuses was four times as high as in 2004, and more
than seven times as high as in 2006. The demand for Obama signs has also
been disproportionately higher than the demand for Presidential signs in
previous cycles. The signs have disappeared from Obama offices nearly as
fast as they have arrived: for example, in the late summer, a delivery of
over five thousand signs was totally gone in less than 36 hours.

The latest batch of signs is available at Campaign for Change
headquarters, 777 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul. If you are heading over to pick
up some signs, please call 651.644.4850 to make sure that there are still
signs available.

Obama Opportunities, Ongoing

Doorknocks

2104 Edgecumbe Ave (2nd house in on the SW Corner at Snelling across from Highland Sr. High.)

  • Every Sunday 1 – 5pm
  • Every Thursday 5 – 8:30pm

Call Ann Mongoven at 651-292-1952 or akmongoven@aol.com

Phonebanks

UAW Local 879 – 2191 Ford Pkwy

  • Every Tuesday Night 5-9pm

Call Julia Wong 651-373-1548 or jwong@mnforchange.com

Lucky Beer Phone Bank, Monday 10/6

Bring a brew to drink and share
To make sure St. Paul is quite aware
That Barack & Joe
Are the way to go
Make Phone Calls for our Winning Pair

Please join friends from across 64 and St. Paul for a phonebank at Obama’s St. Paul Headquarters, 777 Raymond Avenue. We’ll be recruiting volunteers for a couple upcoming events – nice, easy calls. To make it more fun, bring a few of your favorite microbrews (regular beer – or ROOT Beer) to share and chat politics after we make calls.