Friday, November 28, 2008

Welcome to Rural Americans for Obama

Welcome to Rural Americans for Obama

"We are at that critical and urgent moment. If Washington continues policies that work against America's family farmers, our rural communities will fall further behind — and so will America. But if we reject the politics that has shut ordinary folks out, we can create a new story for rural America… The dreams of rural Americans are familiar to all Americans — to make a good living, to raise a healthy and secure family, and to leave our children a future of opportunity. It's time for real leadership for rural America to extend that American dream. That's the dream of opportunity that I've spent my life fighting for. And that's what our rural agenda will do."

— Barack Obama
Fairfax, IA
October 16, 2007

Join Rural Americans for Obama

Now, more than ever, our nation needs a strong leader on the issues that affect our rural communities. Agriculture and rural communities stand at a crossroads. The increased demand for renewable energy and increased interest in greening our economy holds tremendous promise for job creation and new opportunities for rural communities and the agriculture sector. At the same time, rural families face challenges created by irresponsible political decisions made in recent years: ignoring the need to upgrade critical infrastructure, failing to tackle rising health care costs, and losing the battle to enact comprehensive immigration reform.



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Rural families are struggling to pay the bills and save for the future because of rapidly increasing health care and energy costs and wages that aren’t keeping pace. Our government has lost touch with the most fundamental American values – the belief that everyone should be able to live the American Dream; the sense that we are all in this together as Americans.

It’s time that we listen to those in our rural communities.


Take Action

• Reach out to Voters in your Community

• Find Your Early Vote or Polling Location

Resources

• Barack Obama On the Issues

• Compare the Candidates

• Plan to Fight Hunger

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Video: Election Night Speech in Grant Park

by Christopher HassWednesday November 5 2008 11:06:36 AM

"I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to – it belongs to you." - Barack Obama, Election Night 2008

Read the full speech, as prepared for delivery . . .

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