3:13 pm - Thursday December 16, 9143

It Takes One


Today, Obama Campaign volunteers across Colorado participated in a nationwide day of action as part of the “It Takes One” initiative. The initiative, marking the 100-day countdown to Election Day, asks everyone to take one action in support of the President to grow the campaign.


Actors John Cho of the Harold and Kumar comedies and Star Trek and Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy took part in local “It Takes One” events in Colorado, as well as former Denver Mayor and Obama for America national campaign co-chair Federico Peña and U.S. Senator Mark Udall.


Cho helped register voters at the Denver Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan’s Lake and spoke to volunteers before they went out to register voters in Boulder and West Denver. Williams participated in voter registration launches and spoke with volunteers at the Five Points and Arvada field offices.


Udall kicked off a voter registration launch in Pueblo. Peña canvassed in Northwest Denver and then spoke at a barbeque with Latino community leaders and elected officials at the home of State Senator Lucia Guzman.


Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off “It Takes One” with a video


“That one conversation you have, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the difference between waking up on November 7th and feeling the promise of four more years or asking yourself, could I have done more?,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.


This election is a clear choice between President Obama’s vision to create jobs, reclaim security for the middle class and restore the basic values that make our country great; and Mitt Romney, who wants to continue tax giveaways to millionaires and billionaires and return us to the failed policies of the past, including letting Wall Street write its own rules.


“Every single person can make a difference in this election – and this week we’re asking supporters to start by taking one action that will help grow our campaign,” said Peña. “The idea is that if we all commit to doing at least one thing to organize our communities, the combined impact will ensure that this President can keep moving this country forward for another four years.”


“Weekend of Action” events continue through Sunday. We encourage supporters to take their first step and find an event in their community at www.barackobama.com/one, because it only takes one.



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