Obama for America


Obama for America
DFA Endorsed!
President of the United States in IL

P.O. Box 8102
Chicago, IL

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Primary Election Date: 2008-08-29
General Election Date: 2008-11-04

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.

My Goals

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.

My DFA Values

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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.

Voice support


  • River Curtis-stanley, WA
  • Bob Hackworth, MA
  • Brian Grim, MD
  • Danielle Strader-bordi, NJ
  • Alexander Johnson, MA
  • Bryan Hageny, MA
  • Diane Parker, FL
  • Leona Mcelevene, MI
  • Fake Consultant, IL
  • Ann Baker, NY
...and 310 more.

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

If you have questions, or want to let us know about a candidate in your neighborhood, please call us at (802) 651-3200 or email us at [email protected] .

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