Obama Works Harrisburg Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dennis Biancuzzo 717-695-0185
A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN MOVEMENT
Obama Works Food and Clothing DriveHarrisburg, March 28, 2008... Within only 24 hours, supporters of Barack Obama signed up for the
first Obama Works Harrisburg Food and Clothing Drive which kicks off Tuesday, April 1st and willcontinue to collect non perishable food and clean clothing until Friday, April 4th. Anyone interested in
donating non-perishable food items or clean clothing can drop them off at 3523 North Second Street,
Harrisburg, PA.Saturday, April 5th, Obama supporters will take to the streets of Harrisburg to distribute the collected
items to those less fortunate in the Allison Hill and Uptown Harrisburg areas.The Obama Works Food and Clothing drive is the first local event hosted by Obama Works Harrisburg,
signaling the start of a new breed of political campaign that brings volunteers together around aconstructive purpose. Obama Works is a grassroots organization that is also currently taking shape in
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Obama Works intends to implement Barack Obama�s
message of change through community service projects.
According to one Obama Works founder, Amirah Naim, the group is ��working to transcend our
differences and transform our country.��Dennis Biancuzzo, initiator of the Obama Works Harrisburg projects said, �having worked in
community organizing and community building for the past 15 years, Obama Works struck a positive
cord with me�. � This campaign stance of Senator Obama, where he would provide a monetary
incentive for college student in exchange for community service is one of the greatest I've heard in a
long time, it's a win-win for both students and communities.�Obama Works will continue to develop and organize a variety of community service outreach projects.
How did this community service movement start?
Two Yale undergraduates, David Manners-Weber and Justin Kosslyn, campaigned as volunteers for
Obama in New Hampshire and began to brainstorm new approaches to campaigning. They published
an article in the Yale Daily News that posed the question, ��What if a portion of the grassroots
campaign were dedicated to visible public service projects?��
Editors, please note...
Link to January 23, 2008 Yale Daily News article by Manners-Weber & Kosslyn (Obama�s campaign
can reshape communities): http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/23077