CAMP HOPE 2009
In January, 2009, Barack Obama will be inaugurated as president of the United States. We earnestly hope his presidency will signal the dawning of long-needed progressive change in the United States. To help build popular momentum behind the progressive goals of President Obama’s campaign, we invite you to join us in maintaining a 20-day presence, from January 1 – January 19, 2009, in Hyde Park, Chicago: "Camp Hope: Countdown Toward Change."
Every day from New Years’ to Dr. Martin Luther King Day, whatever winter has in store for us, we will set up at the intersection of E. Hyde Park Blvd. and S. Drexel Ave to congratulate Senator Obama as our new President-elect and recommit ourselves to progressive actions he promoted on his campaign trail. We are urging President-elect Obama to take eight actions immediately upon being sworn into office, and reminding ourselves that these are only eight early steps to more profound policy changes.