Barack Obama, born 04 August 1961, is a Democrat who was a Senator of Illinois.
Education: Columbia University - Bachelors in Political Science, 1983. Harvard University - Law Degree, 1991.
Politics: Illinois State Senate 1996-2004. U.S. Senate January 2005-Present.
Other Work: Community organizer, civil rights lawyer, teacher of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Partially excerpted from the website:
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British. Barack's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in small-town Kansas.
My Plans for 2008
On the Issues
- Transcript of October 30, 2007 debate held in Philadelphia
- Transcript of Monday, July 23, 2007 debate held at the The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
- Transcript June 3, 2007 deabte held in New Hampshire
- Transcript of April 26, 2007 debate held in South Carolina
- Campaign Headquarters by phone:
- (866) 675-2008
- Obama for America
- P.O. Box 8102
- Chicago, IL 60680
On June 9th, Barack Obama supporters across the nation will fan out into their communities to go door to door and talk about why they support the campaign to change America. Join the national walk for change by finding an event already happening in your neighborhood or creating your own...
- "Look, I opposed this war from the start. Because I anticipated that we would be creating the kind of sectarian violence that we’ve seen and that it would distract us from the war on terror."
- "The genius of our founders is that they designed a system of government that can be changed. And we should take heart, because we've changed this country before. In the face of tyranny, a band of patriots brought an Empire to its knees. In the face of secession, we unified a nation and set the captives free. In the face of Depression, we put people back to work and lifted millions out of poverty. We welcomed immigrants to our shores, we opened railroads to the west, we landed a man on the moon, and we heard a King's call to let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Each and every time, a new generation has risen up and done what's needed to be done. Today we are called once more - and it is time for our generation to answer that call. For that is our unyielding faith - that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it."
- "I don't oppose all wars. And I know that in this crowd today, there is no shortage of patriots, or of patriotism. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war."
- "We don't talk about this. We don't talk about it in the schools. Sometimes we don't talk about it in the churches. It has been an aspect of sometimes our homophobia that we don't address these issues as clearly as it needs to be."