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September 20, 2009

Obama: ACORN Power Teacher and "Old Friend"

Obama Ran ACORN’s Training Classes | Sweetness & Light quoting Social Policy, Winter 2003:
Allied only with the state of Mississippi, Illinois had been refusing to allow mass-based voter registration according to the new law. Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them).

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 20, 2009 1:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Too lazy to register to vote unless someone does it for them. PRICELESS.

Posted by: JD at September 20, 2009 5:07 PM

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