We planted our roots in San Francisco this week with the opening of a new campaign office at 2278 Market Street. San Francisco was fired up and ready to go, and with just over six weeks until Election Day, volunteers and local officials came out in full force to show their support for President Obama.
Over 300 supporters came out to celebrate the new office. People made phone calls, signed up to volunteer in their neighborhoods, and organized grassroots fundraising to boost the campaign in San Francisco. The event kicked off with an all-star lineup of local officials, including Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisors David Chiu and Eric Mar. They were joined by veteran and champion for equality, Zoe Dunning, who stood next to President Obama when he signed the historic Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010.
David Chiu fired up the crowd speaking about how much value San Francisco volunteers can add to the campaign efforts. “We have 46 days, tomorrow we will have 45 to determine the future of our country, not just of San Francisco, not just of California, but of the entire United States. And this is ground zero for the most effective, the most energetic, the best volunteers in the country.”
Up and down California, neighborhood teams are growing rapidly every day, and the San Francisco office will be an important hub of activity. With less than two months until Election Day, how will you help reelect the President? If you are a San Francisco local, drop by the office to find out how you can get involved, or find your local office here.