PRESS RELEASE posted on Missouri Democratic Party website

Barack Obama’s Missouri Campaign For Change to Open Offices
Throughout Missouri’s Rural Communities this Weekend
McCaskill: Office Openings Show Unprecedented Commitment to Rural Missouri
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

St. Louis, MO – This Saturday, July 26th, Barack Obama’s Missouri Campaign For Change will open offices in rural communities throughout Missouri. Obama’s Missouri Campaign for Change has a strong commitment to rural Missouri, placing offices where no other presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, has had a presence before.

Some of the communities where Campaign for Change will open an office this weekend include Rolla, Marshfield, Union and Poplar Bluff. Marking 100 days until the general election, supporters, volunteers, community leaders and elected officials will attend the office openings on Saturday and celebrate Obama’s commitment to all parts of the Show Me State. Additional offices slated for the suburban and urban areas of Missouri will open in the coming weeks.

“Barack Obama wants to fight for every single Missourian to change Washington. It’s not just talk. He is opening offices all over Missouri in places that have never seen a Presidential campaign before. It’s about time we had a candidate who wanted to champion the cause of both rural and urban families instead of the lobbyists and corporate bigwigs,” said United States Senator Claire McCaskill, a national co-chair of the Obama campaign.

The Missouri Campaign for Change staff and volunteers will use the statewide locations to build a strong statewide grassroots organization aimed at bringing Obama’s message of change to Missourians.

Following the office openings, on Sunday, July 27, volunteers will head out into their communities to knock on doors and talk to neighbors about Obama’s plans to strengthen the economy, reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and ensure affordable healthcare for all Americans.

More details about the specific office locations and the times for the office openings will be released in the coming days.

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