September 4, 2008

Organizing in Local Communities Matters

Last night, the Republicans cynically mocked Barack Obama's work as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago -- and in doing so, they attacked the concept of bottom-up change that has been the core of this campaign.
"He worked as a community organizer. What?" said Rudy Giuliani.

David Plouffe has already made it clear for those who don't know: "Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies."

And today, Barack Obama responded to these attacks on him and those who work to improve their neighborhoods on a grassroots level...

Republicans can continue these cynical attacks, but we won't let them discredit the idea that ordinary people can and should have a stake in their communities.

We know that people who serve their local communities -- from those who fight for steady jobs and improved housing in their neighborhoods, to those who work in soup kitchens and halfway houses, to the young people taking time after class to register voters, to the volunteers who work for better schools and cleaner streets -- are a vital part of this country. They're not just fighting to make their communities better, they're fighting to make America better.

If you believe in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things -- if you refuse to stand by and watch these cynical Republican attacks on grassroots service -- please make a donation today and help to register voters in your community.

This is how real change has always come about in America, and this is how we'll bring change to America come November.


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