Dear Senator Obama:
Thank you for graciously reinstating and welcoming all California delegate hopefuls, including me, Marcy Winograd, and many others who helped build the Progressive Caucus in the California Democratic Party. (scroll for Obama campaign letter)
Tonight, we are thrilled you embrace our support.
Grassroots anti-war activists and young Obama campaigners will have their vote on Sunday, when caucuses in California congressional districts decide who will proudly represent you at the National Democratic Party convention in August.
Thank you, Barack Obama, and thank you, grassroots activists, for blogs, calls, and emails to the Obama campaign, urging a reconsideration of the delegate pruning announced just 24 hours earlier.
Though I would be a faithful Obama delegate at the convention, I recognize there are many deserving delegate candidates, only some of whom will realize the privilege of rallying for you and a new America.
I hope to be among those organizing on the floor of the convention, reminding the super delegates that you garnered the most popular delegates, cheering you on to victory, all the while championing a Party platform calling for an end to the brutal occupation of Iraq, passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, development of clean alternative energy, and quality health care for all.
Onward to victory in Pennsylvania!
President, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles (pdamerica.org)
Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party
There has been an extraordinary outpouring of grassroots support for Senator Obama among Democrats and Independents in all 53 California Congressional districts.
In recognition of this tremendous enthusiasm, our campaign has asked the California Democratic Party to allow all persons who have filed to be a district delegate candidate for Senator Obama at the Democratic National Convention to participate in the caucuses this Sunday, April 13, 2008.
We are confident that delegates elected from this pool will reflect the Senator's commitment to a diverse and unified delegation at the National Convention.
An overwhelming number of supporters have signed up to run for delegate, so there will likely be lines and tight space at the caucus locations. We ask for everyone's patience and cooperation.
Most of all, please enjoy this opportunity to meet other Obama supporters and elect delegate candidates to the Convention in Denver.
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