Community organizing was one of Obama's first gigs out of college.
Here's a sweet, delicious fact: if Obama wins it will be because of community organizing. (see photos below of organizing for Obama.)
Read an historical account of community organizers, disparaged and ridiculed by republicans and Ms. Mooseburger. Here is a history of community organizing and how Chicago, where Obama is from, remains at the heart of community organizing.
Community organizing is a process by which people are brought together to act in common self-interest. While organizing describes any activity involving people interacting with one another in a formal manner, much community organizing is in the pursuit of a common agenda. Many groups seek populist goals and the ideal of participatory democracy. Community organizers create social movements by building a base of concerned people, mobilizing these community members to act, and developing leadership from and relationships among the people involved.
Community organizers fight for the rights of regular people and the underdogs. They promote social justice and economic change. These are things that republicans obviously care little about.
OBAMA, Barack, a Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.; received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City; worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Ill.; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1991; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005.It should also be noted that The Audacity of Hope is not a memoir, as stated by Ms. Mooseburger. Dreams From My Father is a memoir, but is an account of race relations in America and so much more. It's an enlightening read. I'd be surprised if Ms. Mooseburger has read either.
JD, Harvard Law School, 1991
BA, Columbia University, 1983
Attended, Occidental College.
Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present
Keynote Speaker, 2004 Democratic National Convention
Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004.
Obama camp's response to community organizing:
Let's clarify something for them right now.A history of community organizing.
Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.
And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.
Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America's promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women's suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it's happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America.
Meanwhile, we still haven't gotten a single idea during the entire Republican convention about the economy and how to lift a middle class so harmed by the Bush-McCain policies.
It's now clear that John McCain's campaign has decided that desperate lies and personal attacks -- on Barack Obama and on you -- are the only way they can earn a third term for the Bush policies that McCain has supported more than 90 percent of the time.
Here are some folks from Alaska of all places, who are organizing for Obama.