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Obama enthusiasts to pound the pavement

By rgordon
Thursday, June 7th, 2007 at 5:45 pm in Uncategorized.

A fervent – and growing – group of supporters in San Mateo County for Barack Obama’s presidential bid is gearing up for door-to-door canvassing on Saturday.

Obama San Mateo CountyShown here, we’ve written about them before – and even Obama’s campaign took notice.

Their efforts are part of the Illinois senator’s national Walk for Change day, which aims to send legions of supporters across America to pound the pavement for the Democrat in their local precincts.

The San Mateo County group will meet at 9 a.m. at the picnic area outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., in San Mateo, for coffee and doughnuts. Volunteers will get some quick training and a fully-equipped precinct kit, complete with scripts, Obama paraphernalia and voter registration cards.

“A number of people have never done this before,” said Brad Lyau, a San Mateo resident and founder of Obama San Mateo County. “We want people to have a good time and feel comfortable about going out and meeting their fellow voters.”

Volunteers will be sent out for approximately four hours to their home precincts – familiar territory – and will mostly target the homes of registered Democrats. A key objective for the day, Lyau said, is to recruit more campaign volunteers.

“We’re going to try to knock on as many doors as we can,” Lyau said.

About 15 people have signed up to participate thus far; more are welcome. Small Walk for Change canvassing events are also planned in Belmont, Pacifica and Montara.

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One Response to “Obama enthusiasts to pound the pavement”

  1. April Vargas Says:

    Thanks so much for your continuing coverage of Obama San Mateo County and our growing efforts to elect Barack Obama as our next President. There is still time to join the Walk for Change on the Coastside. Volunteers can contact me at: april@montara.com

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