CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Saturday, June 9, thousands of Obama supporters will take to the streets in all 50 states for a nationwide neighborhood walk. “Walk for Change” is a grassroots day of action where participants will reach out to members of their communities to recruit volunteers and begin to build a local, long-term infrastructure.
“Obama supporters across the country are eager to get out in their communities to talk about why they support this campaign to change America,” said Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe. “This movement is about the people in small towns and city neighborhoods who are taking the campaign into their own hands by building a team of volunteers and supporters that will help send Barack Obama to the White House.”
The Obama campaign has already organized thirty-three events in communities ranging from Detroit to Sacramento that are currently highlighted on the front of the website at www.barackobama.com. The “Walk For Change” interactive map will allow supporters across the country to sign up for an event near their own home, create their own event and invite friends and family to join. The online site will also provide tools for the day of action including downloadable sign up sheets and a “how to” kit for participants.
The date marks 219 days from the Iowa Caucus and supporters will be able to sponsor a volunteer by donating $2.19 or $21.90 or sponsor a group of door-knockers by donating $219.00.