All of Britain is gearing up in excitement to welcome President Obama to his G20 summit here. Lots of buzz going on, so stay tuned to the blog and I'll keep posting things as I hear of them. To start with, check out the fabulous Brits for Barack Facebook group and their planned rallies on Wednesday afternoon.
Here's the message they just sent out:
President Obama will be arriving in the UK tomorrow. Brits for Barack are keen to arrange a welcome rally to demonstrate our support for America’s new leader and have arranged two meet-ups for Wednesday, 1st April. Please bring welcome signs, wear t-shirts and badges, etc.
The first meet up will take place on the south side of the Mall at the far western corner, close to the statue outside the front gate of Buckingham Palace. The President will arrive at the Garden Entrance of the Palace 17.15. I suggest people congregate from 16.00.
Following that President Obama will then travel to Downing Street for a meeting at 19.30. We plan to meet outside the gates of Downing Street from 18.00 onwards.
We expect to be joined by our friends from Democrats Abroad.
Hope to see you on Wednesday
ALSO: Don't miss our regular Democrats Abroad Speakeasy on Wednesday night at the Duke of York pub - please RSVP on the Meet Up group so we have an idea how many people are coming (I'm sorry to say, the President won't be there, but we can raise a glass to him nonetheless!):
This is a great, low key and informal way to meet other Obama supporters here in London, and talk about US politics. This time we are expecting one or two media outlets to be joining us, so please:
1) Be on your best behaviour for our guests and
2) Wear something Obama