Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Guess where we Won't be tonight. Go ahead, guess.

You'll never guess.

Dear Chennaites for Change,
We are excited to have this chance to invite you to meet Kim Reed from the Obama campaign and hear her speak. The event will be held this Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm. It will be at the Anokhi café** on Chamiers road near the Park Sheraton ( The event will run from 7:30-9:30 PM.
Come listen to Kim speak and also hear how we can help get Obama elected, even from Chennai. The 2000 election was ultimately decided by 537 votes in Florida so every effort counts! Also, if you haven't registered yet, this will be your last chance to register for an absentee ballot.
Kim is based in Washington D.C. and is the primary liaison between all overseas Obama supporters and the campaign. As Executive Director of Americans Abroad for Obama, she works closely with Democrats Abroad groups around the world, and we are incredibly lucky that she is making a campaign swing through India, to help us organize our last India voter registration efforts, and to get us ready to actively help elect Obama all the way through 4 November. There is LOTS we can do from India!
If you haven't requested your absentee ballot yet, come to the event and we'll help you, or go to to download and print out your form. Every form must be mailed to your county office in the US in order to receive the ballot. We are advising Democrats in India to mail your registration forms BEFORE 20 SEPT to ensure that you will meet state deadlines. Do not delay, and tell every US citizen you know who resides abroad.
Presidential Debates
We are also planning to screen at least one of three presidential debates, which are listed below. Both Sridhar and I are out of town for the first two, so if anyone is interested in helping organize a screening party, please contact us! We are also looking for volunteers to help with other campaign activities.
1. Friday, September 26, 2008
at the University of Mississippi's Gertrude C. Ford Center in Oxford, Mississippi, moderated by Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour on PBS.
This debate will focus on Foreign Policy & National Security.
2. Tuesday, October 7, 2008
at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee, moderated by Tom Brokaw, special correspondent for NBC News.
This debate will have a town-hall meeting format.
3. Wednesday, October 15, 2008
at Hofstra University's Hofstra Arena in Hempstead, New York, moderated by Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and host of Face the Nation.
This debate will focus on Domestic and Economic Policy.

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