Obama Campaign Launches Women for Obama Leadership Committees in Key February 5th States

Press Release

By:  Barack Obama II
Date: Nov. 28, 2007
Location: Chicago, IL:


Obama Campaign Launches Women for Obama Leadership Committees in Key February 5th States

The Obama campaign will kick off Women for Obama Leadership committees in several key February 5th states today with organizing events and a nationwide conference call hosted by Michelle Obama. The state committees will join similar structures in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina set up to lead a national network of 20,000 women who are organizing on behalf of Barack Obama. The campaign also introduced a new video focused on women that will be shown at the kickoff events. The video can be viewed at my.barackobama.com/page/invite/wfodoc20071120.

"What I am hearing from women across the country is that they are looking for a leader who will put them first, who will remember that balancing work and family is a challenge for millions. When our leaders forget that fact we lose focus on what is important," said Barack Obama. "The values I learned as the son of a single mother, as the grandson of a strong Midwestern woman and from my wife and two daughters are a not only a part of who I am, but a part of what keeps me fighting for change in this country."

"Every woman I know, regardless of race, education, income and background, is struggling to keep her head above water. We have spent the last decade talking a good game about family values, but I haven't seen much evidence that we actually value women or families. But we have a real opportunity in this election to create major change - to bring everyone to the table like never before - to get women and families the support they need to not only survive but thrive," said Michelle Obama.

Since the launch of Women for Obama in April, the group has played a key role in Barack Obama's campaign for President. By focusing on fundraising, grassroots and online organizing, Women for Obama has built a network of women who will play an instrumental role in sending Barack Obama to the White House.

February 5th state WFO launches and organizing events will include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Minnesota and New Jersey.