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The Travels of Senator Barack Obama -- September 2008
Detroit, MI
Monroe, MI
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL

New Philadelphia, OH
Dillonvale, OH

York, PA
Columbia, PA
Lancaster, PA
Duryea, PA
Wyoming, PA
Middletown, NJ

Terre Haute, IN

Chicago, IL

Flint, MI
Farmington Hills, MI
Riverside, OH
Abingdon, VA
Lebanon, VA
Norfolk, VA
New York, NY
Washington, DC
Harlem, NY
New York, NY

Dover, NH
Hopkinton, NH
Concord, NH

Manchester, NH

Chicago, IL

Grand Junction, CO
Pueblo, CO

Golden, CO
Beverly Hills, CA

Elko, NV
Las Vegas, NV

Albuquerque, NM
Bernalillo, NM
Española, NM
Albuquerque, NM

Coral Gables, FL

Daytona Beach, FL
Jacksonville, FL

Charlotte, NC

Green Bay, WI
Chicago, IL

Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, FL
Dunedin, FL

Clearwater, FL
Washington, DC

Oxford, MS

Greensboro, NC
Fredericksburg, VA
Washington, DC

Detroit, MI

Westminster, CO

Reno, NV

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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.

Mon. September 1, 2008
-What was originally scheduled as a "Rally for America's Workers" changed to short remarks on Hurricane Gustav at Hart Plaza in Detroit, MI.
-Labor Day barbeque at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 671 in Monroe, MI.
-What was originally scheduled as a "Rally for America's Workers" changed to short remarks on Hurricane Gustav at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI.
    To Chicago, IL.

Tues. September 2, 2008
-Intelligence briefings by experts from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, at the FBI office in Chicago, IL.

Wed. September 3, 2008
    Flight from Chicago, IL.
-Discussion on women and the economy at Kent State University-Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia, OH.
-Barbeque at Piergallini family farm in Dillonvale, OH (Jefferson County).

Thurs. September 4, 2008
    Flight to Harrisburg, PA.
-Tours and holds a discussion on the economy at Voith Siemens Hydro Power in York, PA.
-Sits down for an interview with Bill O'Reilly of FOX News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” in York, PA.
-Stops at Columbia Market House, buys some fruit in Columbia, PA.
-"Change We Need" event at Buchanan Park in Lancaster, PA.

Fri. September 5, 2008
    Arrives at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.
-Discussion on the economy at Schott Glass in Duryea, PA.
-Unannounced stop, greets patrons at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming, PA.

-Fundraising reception at the home of DNC finance chair Phil Murphy and fundraising dinner at the home of rock star Jon Bon Jovi in Middletown, NJ. ($)

Sat. September 6, 2008
-Addresses AARP's National Life@50+ Event & Expo in Washington, DC via satellite from Newark, NJ.
-"Change We Need" discussion at Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 4-H Arena in Terre Haute, IN.

Sun. September 7, 2008
Chicago, IL no public events.

Mon. September 8, 2008
    Flight from Midway Airport in Chicago, IL.
-Discussion on the economy at Mott Community College, Regional Technology Center in Flint, MI.
-"Change We Need" town hall at  North Farmington High School  in Farmington Hills, MI.

Tues. September 9, 2008
-Major policy address on education at Stebbins High School gymnasium in Riverside (Dayton area), OH.
-Stops for a shake and food to go and greet patrons at Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill in Abingdon, VA.

-"Change We Need" town hall at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, VA.

Wed. September 10, 2008
-Discussion on education at Granby High School in Norfolk, VA.
-Tapes "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, NY.
-Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Annual Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Grand Ballroom in Washington, DC.

Thurs. September 11, 2008
-Private lunch with former President Bill Clinton at his office in Harlem, NY.
-Joins Sen. John McCain to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks at Ground Zero in New York, NY.
-Follows Sen. McCain in speaking at the ServiceNation Summit Presidential Candidates Forum at Lerner Hall’s Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University in New York, NY.

 Fri. September 12, 2008
(Guest on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show").
-Discussion on tax relief for the middle class at the McConnell Center in Dover, NH.
-Ad taping in Hopkinton, NH.
-"Change We Need" event at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Goldie Crocker Wellness Center in Concord, NH.

Sat. September 13, 2008
"Change We Need" rally at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester, NH.  Note.  Obama canceled plans to appear later on "Saturday Night Live" due to Hurricane Ike.  Further, Sen. Biden had been scheduled to join Obama in Manchester, but the campaign announced on Friday evening that he would not attend "[i]n light of Hurricane Ike and its path through Texas." 
    To Chicago, IL.

Sun. September 14, 2008
Chicago, IL no public events.

Mon. September 15, 2008
-"Change We Need" event at Cross Orchards Historic Site in Grand Junction, CO.
-"Change We Need" rally at Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, CO.

Tues. September 16, 2008
-Speaks on "Confronting an Economic Crisis" at the Colorado School of Mines, Lockridge Arena in Golden, CO.
-Fundraising dinner at the Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)
-Fundraising reception and concert at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)

Wed. September 17, 2008
       Flight from Burbank, CA to Nevada.
-"Change We Need" event at Main City Park in Elko, NV
-"Change We Need" rally at the baseball stadium at Cashman Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Thurs. September 18, 2008

-Meets with tribal leaders at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.
-Orders enchiladas, pie and a cookie to go and greets customers at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, NM.
-(Arrives late for) "Change We Need" rally at the Plaza de Española in Española, NM.
-Fundraiser home of
Downs at Albuquerque President Paul Blanchard in the North Valley of Albuquerque, NM. ($)

Fri. September 19, 2008
-Meets with economic advisors at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
-Women's Rally for the Change We Need at Bank United Center, University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
-Fundraiser at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL. ($)

Sat. September 20, 2008
-Women for the Change We Need event at Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL.
-"Change We Need" rally at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL.

Sun. September 21, 2008
-"Change We Need" rally at E. 4th and S. Davidson Streets in Charlotte, NC.

Mon. September 22, 2008
-Major policy address at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.
-Fundraiser at
The Standard Club in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Fundraiser at the Powerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Chicago, IL. ($)

Tues. September 23, 2008
        Arrives at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport shortly after mid-day.
-Impromptu stop, greets patrons at O'Keefe's Tavern in Clearwater, FL.
        Stays at the Belleview Biltmore in Clearwater.

Wed. September 24, 2008
-Change We Need rally at Knology Park in Dunedin, FL.

Thurs. September 25, 2008
-Debate prep in Clearwater, FL; also addresses the Clinton Global Initiative live via satellite from Clearwater.
       To National Airport.
-Congressional leaders, Sen. Obama, and Sen. McCain participate in a meeting on the economic crisis with President Bush in the Cabinet Room at the White House.

Fri. September 26, 2008
-Participates in the presidential debate with Sen. John McCain at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

Sat. September 27, 2008
-With Sen. Biden participates in a Change We Need rally on Washington Street in front of the J. Douglas Galyon Depot in Greensboro, NC.*
-With Sen. Biden participates in a Change We Need rally at Ball Circle, the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.*

-Attends the Congressional Black Caucus dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Sun. September 28, 2008
-Fundraiser at the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI. ($)
-The Obamas and the Bidens participate in a Change We Need rally at Woodward Ave. in front of the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, MI.*

Mon. September 29, 2008
-Event at Mountain Range High School in Westminster, CO.

Tues. September 30, 2008
-Change We Need rally on the quad in front of Morrill Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, NV.

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