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Arab For Obama


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Arab & Muslim for Obama National outreach / VA

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Arab For Obama

  1. 2. Can one vote make a difference?
  2. 3. In 2004, Christine Gregoire won the Washington Gubernatorial election, out of a total 2,746,593 votes cast, Gregoire beat Dino Rossi by only: 129 Votes
  3. 4. In 2006, Republican Tim Pawlenty beat out Democrat Mike Hatch in Minnesota. Out of a total of 2,202,987 votes cast, Pawlenty won by: Less than 1%
  4. 5. In 2005, Democrat Robert Deeds lost to Republican Bob McDonnell for Attorney General in Virginia. Out of 1,941,449 votes cast, Deeds lost by: 323 Votes
  5. 6. In 2006, Democrat Jim Webb beat Republican George Allen in Virginia. Out of a total 2,370,455 votes cast, Webb won by: Less than 9,329 votes
  6. 7. In 2000, Democrat Al Gore lost to Republican George Bush in the presidential race. The presidency came down to Florida. Out of 5,962,657 votes cast state wide, Al Gore lost by: Less than 500 votes
  7. 8. Washington, Minnesota, Florida, and Virginia all have a vibrant Arab community. How Many Arabs live in Virginia? Estimates range from 46,000 on the low end to as high as 180,000
  8. 9. Virginia is a battle ground state, our ability to vote in large numbers can be a decisive factor in whether Obama or McCain wins the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the 8 th CD we have over Your vote can be the difference between more of the same or the change we all want.
  9. 10. <ul><li>You are not older than 18 or not a citizen as of yet, what can you do to help get Obama elected? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help out during registration drives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canvass </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone-bank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GoTV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mahber Sundays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>House Parties </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>This is a huge opportunity for Arab to make a difference, now is our time to get organized as a community and vote for Senator Obama, Mark Warner, and Jim Moran. </li></ul><ul><li>Now is our time </li></ul><ul><li>To Turn Enthusiasm into Action </li></ul><ul><li>Yalla Vote!! </li></ul>
  11. 12. Important dates to remember October 4 th : Last Day to Register to vote November 4 th: Election Day
  12. 13. What happens after November 4 th ? First, we will REST!  Participate in local elections Create a platform where Create a receptive audience for Community events Create a coalition with other communities Create programs to involve your youngsters
  13. 14. For more information Virginia Arab Democrats @ [email_address]
  14. 15. Questions??