Easter weekend did not deter an enthusiastic group of Obama supporters from gathering in the Chatham County Superior Courtroom on Saturday, April 11 for a half-day of information-sharing and to launch a new organization: Chatham Changemakers (www.chathamchangemakers.org). I'm the group's webmaster. The group is not only working locally to garner support for President Obama's agenda, but is tackling a plethora of local issues, believing, as President Obama has said, that "change comes from the bottom up." The local issues the group is working on include:
- health care
- economic development and stimulus
- race relations
- affordable housing
- media and communications in Chatham County
- a SUSTAINABLE community
In addition to Chatham County, I'm aware of active Obama groups in
Orange, Durham, Moore and Guilford counties. Perhaps you know of others
(if so, post them in the comments section). The ones I know about are:
(1) The Orange County (NC) Campaign for Change has four specific goals
- Expanding voter participation through voter registration and voter education
- Organizing community building and community action projects
- Working with elected political leaders to ensure accountability and transparency to the electorate
- Organize active, collaborative support for President Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise
(2) DurhamforObama.org has three goals and six action steps in its mission statement.
(3) Moore CAN -- An outgrowth of the Obama campaign, this group is working on five issue areas.
(4) Pledge Project Canvass -- Volunteers in Greensboro are going door-to-door to gather signatures in support of Obama's agenda.