Sunday, May 11, 2008

Obama gets endorsement from DNC member Crystal Strait

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CALIFORNIA SUPERDELEGATE PLEDGES TO BARACK OBAMA

Young Democrats of America DNC Member Cites Obama’s Ability to Bring Young People into the Process

CHICAGO, IL – Today, Young Democrats of America Board Member and Former California Young Democrats President Crystal Strait pledged to vote for Barack Obama for president. Strait is a superdelegate and Democratic National Committee Member from California. Strait is the 276th superdelegate to endorse Obama. Obama is 155 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.

Strait said, “While representing the Young Democrats of America at the DNC, my number one priority is to ensure that young people are fully represented at the polls and in the Party. Barack Obama has shown a real commitment to young voters in his campaign and in response young people have overwhelmingly voted and caucused for Obama in these primary contests. We know that if a young person votes three times in a row for a Party, they become a Party voter for life. We know that because of high youth turnout in 2004 and 2006, 2008 is the third and critical election for young voters. And that’s why I know I want to pledge my delegate vote to Barack Obama.”


6 comments:

Gideon said...

When this blog was about the civic, infrastructural planning, insider gossip, etc, all of which related to the spectacle of a massive political convention rolling into a town like Denver, it was interesting and different. Now all this blog seems to be is a superdelegate tracker. Where are the stories about delegation parties, hotel rooms, and media razzmataz?

JayZed said...

Speaking for myself, I skip over all the convention-related stuff, which doesn't really interest me. I come here for the delegate tracking, which is better than any other source. I suspect the majority of visitors to this site do the same.

Gideon said...

That is true: the delegate tracking on this site is the best around! I do enjoy it, and use it (even if it seems very pro-Obama and not Hillary). I just miss all the civic stuff re the convention, and how Denver will cope. This is what the site was when it first came about.

Matt said...

Gideon - Don't worry, the convention stuff will be coming back. We've just been sidetracked a little the last 3-4 months!

Ben said...

The delegate tracking is pro-Obama because the delegate count is pro-Obama if you know what I mean :)

Gideon said...

He he. Yes, thanks to you all. Keep up the good work re the site.