Black Women for Obama Re-Organizing for 2012

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Black Women for Obama, a professional grass-roots organization of Barack Obama supporters today announced that they will begin re-organizing to solicit volunteers to work with the organization to help President Obama in his re-election bid.

Black Women for Obama, a professional grass-roots organization of Barack Obama supporters today announced that they will begin re-organizing to solicit volunteers to work with the organization to help President Obama in his re-election bid.

The organization plans to re-build the considerable network of African-American women that last election cycle helped in efforts all around the country to elect President Obama. ”It’s important for black women around the country to show solidarity around President Obama’s re-election now more than it was in 2008. We’re at a critical point as a nation, a point where we can either continue to right the inequities and bad policies created during the Bush Administration, or do a u-turn back in the direction the Republicans and their Tea Party members would have us go. We simply can’t afford to allow the people who espouse the policies that pushed us to the brink of financial ruin to re-inhabit the White House”, says Patricia Wilson-Smith, the group’s National Director.

“Our goal is to get State Chapters re-started in every state”, Smith continues. “In 2008, we only managed to start 26 chapters. This time, we’re sure we can get participation from women in every state in the nation.”

The group’s efforts to re-ignite its movement comes at a time when there are questions as to whether or not President Obama will be able to bring his base back to the volunteer rolls. But Wilson-Smith expresses little concern over the issue. “We are making it our job to let the nation know that yet again, for lots of black women around the country, there is no ambiguity, and no hesitation about our desire to see Barack Obama re-elected as President of the United States in 2012.”

In 2008, Black Women for Obama had official chapters in states like Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Members of state and local chapters participated in canvassing events, GOTV efforts, registration drives, and fund raising for then Senator Obama.

About Black Women for Obama: Black Women for Obama is a professional grass-roots organization dedicated to doing all it can to ensure that Barack Obama is re-elected as President of the United States, but is not officially affiliated with Obama for America in any way. Learn more about us at http://www.blackwomenforobama.org, or by calling (302) 746-2262.

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