Who am I?
Sen. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1961, and spent most of his childhood there, except for a brief time he and his family spent in Jakarta, Indonesia. After graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles and New York before moving to Chicago to work as a community organizer.
In 1988, he began studying at Harvard Law School, where he would become the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, he returned to Chicago to work as an attorney and a professor of constitutional law before being elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996.
In 2004, he was elected to the United States Senate from Illinois and is the first African American nominated by a major party to be President of the United States.
Why am I running?
Sen. Obama will work to end the war in Iraq, help insure the 47 million Americans without health insurance, to end the countrys dependence on foreign oil and save our planet from the climate crisis, and to end corporate lobbyist influence in Washington.
As president, Sen. Obama will end the war in Iraq, which he opposed from the beginning, and instead turn Americas attention to real 21st century threats terrorism, nuclear proliferation, climate change, poverty, genocide, and disease.
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My Campaign is People Powered!
DFA members have supported Sen. Obama from the very beginning, which earned him one of the first Dean Dozen endorsements for his 2004 U.S. Senate race. Obama for America has been fueled by millions and millions of activists and small donors, making it the first presidential campaign truly run and funded by the American people since Howard Deans revolutionary 2004 campaign. With such overwhelming grassroots support, Sen. Obama will run a White House independent of corporate lobbyist influence and truly answerable to the American people.