The Travels of Senator Barack Obama -- June 2008
Sioux Falls, SD
Mitchell, SD

Troy, MI

Chicago, IL
St. Paul, MN

Washington, DC
New York, NY

Bristol, VA
Bristow, VA
Washington, DC

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Raleigh, NC
St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Kaukauna, WI
Chicago, IL

Columbus, OH
Philadelphia, PA

Wayne, PA
Quincy, IL

Chicago, IL

Flint, MI
Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
Taylor, MI
Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Chicago, IL
Jacksonville, FL

Miami, FL

Chicago, IL

Albuquerque, NM

Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA

Chicago, IL

Washington, DC

Unity, NH
Washington, DC

Washington, DC
Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Independence, MO

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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations 2008.
Sun. June 1, 2008
-Pancake breakfast with veterans and military families in the Armory at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, SD.
-Rally at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.

Mon. June 2, 2008
-Town hall meeting in the Main Gym at Troy High School in Troy, MI.

Tues. June 3, 2008
-Chicago, IL no public events.
-Rally with Michelle Obama at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

Wed. June 4, 2008
Washington, DC:
Speech to AIPAC at Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
-Addresses SEIU conference in Puerto Rico via satellite.
-U.S. Senate, votes for the
conference report on the FY 2009 Budget Resolution.  [Obama's visit to the Senate lasted 16 min. according to ABC News' "Political Radar."]
New York, NY:
-Fundraiser at the home of Bonnie and Richard Reiss on Park Avenue. ($)
-Fundraiser at the home of Jane Hartley and Ralph Schlosstein on Park Avenue. ($)

Thurs. June 5, 2008
-Town hall meeting at Virginia High School in Bristol, VA.
-Rally at
Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, VA.
-Gives the slip to the traveling press corps and secretly meets with Sen. Clinton for about an hour at the home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, DC.

Fri. June 6, 2008
-Remarks on the IOC's selection of Chicago as a finalist city to host the 2016 Olympic Games, at a celebration rally at Daley Plaza in Chicago, IL.

Sat. June 7, 2008
-Chicago, IL no public events.

Sun. June 8, 2008
-Chicago, IL no public events.

Mon. June 9, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" speech at North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center in Raleigh, NC.
-Fundraising event
at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO. ($)

Tues. June 10, 2008
-Accompanies a nurse on her rounds in the cardiac unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
-Press conference in St. Louis, MO.
Meets privately with about thirty prominent evangelicals and other faith leaders at a law firm in Chicago, IL.

Wed. June 11, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" town hall meeting at John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, IA. canceled June 10 due to floods. 
-Roundtable on credit cards and predatory lending at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Conference Center in Chicago, IL.
-Surprise stop and brief remarks at an 8th-grade graduation of the Young Women's Leadership Charter School at IIT in Chicago, IL.

Thurs. June 12, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" town hall meeting at Kaukauna High School Gymnasium in Kaukauna, WI.
-Fundraising event at the home of Sara and James Hall in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Fundraising event at the home of Leah Missbach Day and F.K. Day in Chicago, IL. ($)

Fri. June 13, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" meeting with seniors at Oakleaf Village of Columbus in Columbus, OH.
-Evening fundraising reception and discussion at the Sheraton (17th and Race Streets) in Philadelphia, PA. ($)

Sat. June 14, 2008
"Change that Works for You" town hall meeting at Radnor Middle School in Wayne, PA (Philadelphia area).

-Arrives at Quincy Regional Airport; to the Oakley-Lindsay Center, briefed by officials, helps fill sandbags in the Center's parking lot, thanks and greets volunteers in the Center's McClain Hall in Quincy, IL.

Sun. June 15, 2008
-Makes Father's Day remarks at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL.

Mon. June 16, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" speech on competitiveness at Kettering University, Connie and Jim John Recreation Center in Flint, MI.
-Fundraising event
at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. ($)  [brief intro by Al Gore]
"Change that Works for You" rally and receives endorsement of Al Gore at
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI.

Tues. June 17, 2008
-Meets with local community leaders
at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.
-"Change that Works for You" meeting with students at
Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus in Taylor, MI.
Meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at DNC headquarters in Washington, DC.

Wed. June 18, 2008
Washington, DC:
-Attends funeral of Tim Russert at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown.
-Meets with his Senior Working Group on National Security, then meets with a group of nearly forty retired admirals and generals, at the Liaison Hotel.
-Meets with the leadership of the AFL-CIO and other major unions at AFL-CIO headquarters.
-Fundraiser at the Hickory Hill estate in McLean, VA. ($)

Thurs. June 19, 2008
Washington, DC:
-Meets with Change to Win and other labor leaders
at the Liaison Hotel.
-Meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at an off Capitol Hill site.
-Meets with members of the Women's Caucus. canceled due to House votes.

Fri. June 20, 2008
-Economic discussion with Democratic governors at the Chicago History Museum in Chicago, IL.
-Press conference
at the Riverwalk along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, FL.
Fundraiser at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL. ($)

Sat. June 21, 2008
-Addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 76th Annual Meeting at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, FL.

Sun. June 22, 2008
Chicago, IL no public events.

Mon. June 23, 2008
-"Change that Works for You" discussion with working women at the Flying Star Cafe in Albuquerque, NM.

Tues. June 24, 2008
-Brief tour of solar panels followed by "Change that Works for You" discussion on "A Serious Energy Policy for Our Future" at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV.
-Fundraiser at the Los Angeles Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. ($)

Wed. June 25, 2008
-After meeting privately with ten top business leaders, Obama holds a press availability at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL.

Thurs. June 26, 2008
-Concludes “Change that Works for You” tour with an Economic Competitiveness Summit at Carnegie Mellon University, Weigand Gymnasium in Pittsburgh, PA.
-Senate in session in Washington, DC.
-With Hillary Clinton speaks to about 200 Clinton donors at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Fri. June 27, 2008
-“Unite for Change” rally with Hillary Clinton at Unity Elementary School in Unity, NH.  [Clinton and Obama each received 107 votes in the Jan. 8 New Hampshire primary].

Washington, DC no public events.

Sat. June 28, 2008
Visits wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
-Speaks at the NALEO 25th Annual Conference at The Renaissance in Washington, DC.
, IL
no public events.

Sun. June 29, 2008
, IL
no public events.

Mon. June 30, 2008
-Speech on patriotism at the Truman Memorial Building in Independence, MO.

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