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Friday, January 18, 2008

Fired Up & Ready to Go

From the Desk of Eddie Griffin

Obama Texas Rangers to March in MLK Parade

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for love, peace, hope, and change. That was the theme of his life and legacy and that is the theme of Tarrant County supporters for Barack Obama in his 2008 bid to reach the U.S. Presidency.

On Monday, March 21, the day designated as a holiday for the slain Civil Rights leader, the Obama Texas Rangers are planning to march in the Downtown Fort Worth parade to honor the memory and forge the way towards the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream.

“It’s all about people coming together,” declared one of the Obama Texas Rangers. “It’s all about change.”

The group is comprised of people of all races, backgrounds, and ages, highly energized by the Obama campaign that’s sweeping the nation in the presidential polls.

“We’re all fired up and ready to go,” says Mark Greene, organizer of the Tarrant County support group. That said it all for the entire group- fired up and ready to go.

The Obama Texas Rangers are not sitting back waiting for the primaries to come to the home state. Volunteers are already manning their phones and calling out of state, as far away as California, encouraging voters to cast their votes when election time comes.

Like the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, they plan to mount up the caravans and head to Oklahoma on January 21 and to Arkansas on the January 25 to lend their support. They have begun voter registration drives and training delegates for the state and national conventions.

There is a synergy about them as others come into Tarrant County from out of state to discuss how their campaigns did or is doing. One volunteer from Iowa described the excitement of the caucus recently held in his state.

The Tarrant County Obama supporters maintain a website at

Doreen Geiger
817-732-7048, 817-832-9553

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