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Getting geared for Obamas re-election

caines | 8/23/2012, 5:30 a.m.

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Last weekend, to mark 100 days until the election, the Obama re-election campaign conducted more than 4,600 grassroots events in states across the country. These events took place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. in neighborhoods, at barber shops, restaurants and churches and in local field offices where efforts were launched to rally volunteers and speak with supporters. Activities included events focused on voter registration, recruitment of new volunteers and gaining commitments from undecided voters to vote for President Obama, among others. All these rallies, visits and conversations will help engage every supporter and ensure they commit to helping grow our organization at the grassroots level. A special web site is helped supporters find events near them by entering their zip code: www.barackobama.com/day-of-action. The weekends efforts were part of First Lady Michelle Obamas new grassroots organizing initiative called It Takes One, (http://www.barackobama.com/one/) which asks everyone to commit to taking at least one action to help reelect President Obama from registering one more voter to recruiting one more volunteer to bringing one more friend to a campaign event to anything else that helps the larger effort to move America forward.