Friday, 19 September 2008

Friendly Competition

On the evening of September 25 there will be a major fundraiser here in London featuring DNC General Election Director Paul Tewes, Finance Director Phil Murphy and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. While the ticket price of this premier event is a minimum contribution of $2,300, I am delighted to announce that, thanks to the support of a generous benefactor, we are able to make one ticket available to one grassroots volunteer.

Here’s all you need to do: please write a short essay describing how you have worked to find and register American voters for Barack Obama here in the UK. Get creative – include pictures and videos. Write sonnets if you like! But do try to include specific information to back up your argument, such as:

• How many new voters have you registered?
• How many volunteer hours have you spent?
• How many leaflets have you handed out?
• How many events have you hosted?
• How many e-mails have you sent or phone calls have you made or blog posts have you written?

Send your entries in to Our favorite entries might be posted to the popular Americans Abroad blog on the Barack Obama website – and one of the writers will be chosen to attend the Paul Tewes event as our guest and with our thanks.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

South Bank Rally Success

A GREAT BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who came out for our East to West Rally on the sunny South Bank, this past Saturday 13 September. I'm told that we attracted about 70 Obama Supporters in London.

A very special thanks that almost all of you were able to stay and canvass the South Bank looking for our fellow Americans and providing information on voter registration. We reached hundreds of Americans Abroad that day, who were looking for information on how to register and request an absentee ballot. Of course you ALL know that your source for voter registration information is:

I have posted about a dozen photos in the Event photoalbum on our Meetup page here:

In the meantime, here a few pictures to get you started: