Barack Obama – President Elect of the United States of America

Barack Obama defeats John McCain and will become 44th President of the United States of America.

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Go Vote & Volunteer!

Get out there and vote! Polls are now open in many states. Take a friend, neighbor or relative and do not leave until you have cast your vote for Barack Obama! Click below to find your polling location…

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This election is too important to take anything for granted. If you have any time to spare today, please volunteer! Click below to find the event nearest you…

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Barack put it best, so I’ll just use his words…

For those of you who are getting a little cocky I have two words for you: New Hampshire. I learned right here that you can’t let up or pay too much attention to the polls. We’ve got to keep making our case for change; we’ve got to keep fighting for every vote; we’ve got to keep running through that finish line. This election is too important to take anything for granted. The future that you and I seek for our children is too important to let up now. The time for change has come.

I spent several hours today at my local headquarters helping out however I could, including making calls. The process was surprisingly easy and the staff and fellow supporters were very friendly and helpful.

Despite the headquarters bustling with activity, there is still plenty of work to do. This campaign needs all the help it can get to put Barack and Joe on top Tuesday evening. There are many voters out there that we (you) can help contact before they cast their vote.

No amount of time is too small – there was a gentleman that sat next to me that only had a half hour to spare, but he came in anyway and the staff quickly set him up and he was making calls to critical swing states within a couple of minutes.

To find the nearest place to volunteer and give your support click the Volunteer Near You image below…

You do not even need to travel to a headquarters to make a difference. You can make an impact in this election by helping to contact voters in critical swing states from the comfort of your home. To get started click the Make Calls button below…

Grab a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor or other supporter and be part of this moment.

Kids for Obama Coloring Sheets

I was volunteering at my local headquarters this evening – doing some data entry, making calls, hanging signs, etc. There were some kids off to the side in a small area they had setup for them. I took some time to engage these kids and help them make a sign to hang on the wall of the headquarters.

In doing this I was reminded of something that I saw a while ago and thought was pretty neat – Obama coloring sheets for kids. The one I found online was of the older logo, so I took a couple minutes to update and post them here.

So, if you are going into a headquarters to volunteer, print some of these sheets off and take along some crayons. It’s a great way to get kids engaged in the process…

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Free Printable Obama “Vote” Signs

I though I’d start posting some vote signs as election day is just around the corner and early voting is already underway in many states. If you can vote early, find your polling place and go do so!

I’ve provided these signs as ready-to-print PDFs in both standard letter paper (8½ by 11 inches) and larger tabloid paper (17 by 11 inches) sized versions. Every home printer can handle the standard paper size and most copy shops can print the larger tabloid size.  See my How to Create Your Own Signs post for tips on how to make your own. 

Letter (8½ by 11 inches) size…

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Tabloid (17 by 11 inches) size…

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Vote Vote

Obama iPhone Wallpaper – Blue Obama “O” Logo

Here a new iPhone wallpaper I can’t believe I haven’t posted already featuring a gradient version of the Obama “O” logo on a blue background sized for the 320×480 size used by the iPhone (and some other mobile devices)…

iPhone Blue Obama O Wallpaper

Grab it here!

How to Create Your Own Signs

I get many comments from people that want Obama signs, but have not been able to get one – either the order is taking a while to get processed and shipped, or they are unable to get to a campaign headquarters to get a sign, or their local headquarters are all out.  This post walks you through the steps to create your own Obama signs.

First, you will need a version of the sign that you can download and print out.  I’ve got several versions available for free download – some of the more popular ones are below…

The letter size signs can be printed out on just about any personal printer.  Some consumer printers are capable of printing the larger tabloid size, though probably not most.  If your printer cannot print the larger size don’t worry – almost all print/copy shops can print tabloid size.

I used FedEx Office (formerly Kinkos) to print out my signs, as they had a simple to use online printing site that let me upload the PDFs (I went with the larger tabloid size) directly to the website and pick them up at my local FedEx Office.  Their online tool allowed me to pick out the type of paper – for signs I’d recommend a thicker cardstock paper (I opted for a glossy cardstock).  The cost of the tabloid size printout was about $3.

Here’s the sign as it was printed…

If you want to put the sign outside, I’d strongly recommend laminating it.  To make sure it is weather proof you will want to make sure that the laminate overlaps the edges of the sign making a water tight seal.  To do this, I trimmed off the white edges from the printout and did the lamination myself (again I did mine at FedEx Office for about $4, though most copy shops can do lamination).

Below is my laminated version of the sign…

I opted to put my sign out in my front yard.  Since I didn’t have anything to hang it from, I decided to stake it into the ground.  I happened to have an old sign that I was able to use, though I think these go for about $3 at home improvement stores (maybe less if you can just get the metal posts)…

I use a wide transparent packing tape to adhere the metal posts to the back of the sign (I didn’t use the original “open house” part of the sign).  Below is the attached sign, ready to go…

All that is left is to put the completed sign out in the yard…

If you have any comments, tips or suggestions for other supports feel free to leave a comment below.

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