July 15, 2008
Democratic National Committee
To: POLITICAL EDITORS
Contact: Stacie Paxton of the Democratic National Committee, +1- 202-863-8148
Register for ChangeBus Tour to Highlight Obama's Message of Change
Click Here for More Pictures of the Register for Change Bus: http://www.democrats.org/a/2008/07/register_for_ch.php
WASHINGTON,July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--The Democratic National Committee announced today that Governor Howard Dean will lead a national grassroots voter registration effort. The cross country bus tour, "Register for Change," will build on the overwhelming enthusiasm and voter turnout seen during the primaries as Democrats mobilize and organize voters for the fall election. The bio-diesel bus, flagged in red, white and blue with the Register for Change message, is 45' long, 13'4" high and 8.5' wide and will also serve as a mobile campaign office.
The bus tour also builds on the success of the DNC's 50-state strategy and Senator Obama's commitment to running a 50-state campaign, and the belief that if Democrats show up and ask for people's votes, we can win everywhere. Throughout the tour Governor Dean will engage local leaders and grassroots activists in the effort to register new voters and talk about Barack Obama's strong message of change.
Starting Thursday, you can register to vote, find more information on how to register others to vote and follow the bus tour state-by-state at registerforchange.com.
"After eight years of George Bush and with John McCain promising more of the same on everything from the economy to Iraq to Social Security to health care, America is ready to join Barack Obama and Democrats to Register for Change," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. "People are really struggling. They want different leadership, not more of the same failed Bush policies that John McCain will continue. So we'll be going neighborhood by neighborhood, door by door to bring more people into the process to elect Barack Obama and Democrats up-and-down the ticket to bring change that all Americans can believe in."
The Register for Changetour kick-offs of Thursday, July 17, in George W. Bush's backyard in Crawford, Texas -- a clear reminder of John McCain's promise of a third Bush term on everything from the economy to Iraq to health care. The tour then heads to Austin, Texas for a Register for Changerally at noon before Dean speaks to the Netroots Nation Convention that night.
From Texas, the tour heads to New Orleans -- a city that experienced the failings of Republican leadership in Washington firsthand -- and then to Shreveport and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. The second swing, July 25-26, will make stops in North Carolina and Georgia - two untraditional battleground states where voter registration efforts will help lead Barack Obama to victory in November. The tour will hit states in every part of the country, culminating in a swing through the Midwest on its way to the Democratic Convention in Denver.
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