Haitian Fundraising for the Obama campaign

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Haitian Fundraising for the Obama campaign

Post by Guysanto » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:56 pm

Here are some groups of Haitians and Haitian-Americans who have actively campaigned and raised funds for the election of Barack Obama. Of course, it can be inferred that most Haitian-Americans chose to donate individually rather than identify with one of the specific groups that follow, for cultural reasons. Other Haitians, of course, chose to raise funds for McCain's campaign. All in all, this data points to the growing involvement of Haitian-Americans in U.S. electoral politics. This portends well for our future representation (which currently is dismal). Hopefully the selection of Patrick Gaspard as the Obama White House Director of Political Affairs, along with a handful of State Representatives and Municipal Council members, will strengthen the trend of our involvement and representation at all levels of government where we live, reside, pay taxes, etc. As it should.

Haitians for Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... orObama237
# of members: 89; Amount raised: $41,470.00

Haitian-Americans for Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... orObama232
# of members: 109; Amount raised: $9,452.00

South Florida Haitians for Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/So ... nsforObama
# of members: 52; Amount raised: $16,527.78

Haitians_4Obama :
# of members: 34 ; Amount raised: $17,995.00

Haitian Students for Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... tsforObama
# of members: 18; Amount raised: $9,534.65

Haitian-American Women For Change :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... nForChange
# of members: 10; Amount raised: $12,830.00

Central FL Haitians 4 Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ce ... ians4Obama
# of members: 7; Amount raised: $9,114.65

Haitians in Tampa for Obama :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... paforObama
# of members: 6; Amount raised: $9,759.65

Haitians for Obama :
# of members: 2; Amount raised: $9,874.65

and finally, our own website's fundraising effort:
Windows on Haiti :
http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach ... enforobama
# of donors: 29; Amount raised: $1,010.00

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Post by Guysanto » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:51 am

This adds up to $137,568 from those 10 groups. Wow!

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Let's keep the Civic Engagement Momemtum

Post by Nekita Lamour » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:36 pm

Haitian- Americans, Let's make our voices heard!

Hi everyone,

I browsed at the "Change is coming" site. People are still organizing events in homes and communities after December 12 and going on to January.

After I sent my earlier post, I only heard from three people about us meeting, doing different activities in various locations from Janury 17-19th all over the United States. I firmly believe that we have a chance to make our voices heard in whatever issues and we should not miss it. It does not matter what one's party , or political affiliation is, Obama is everybody's president and everyone should have a say. The internet allows us to dialogue with him. We can do so by being involved in nonpartisan conversations.

If one read both of his books, you will see that President elect Obama has a profound international knowledge and experience. I already mentioned his reference to Port-au-Prince in "Dreams from my father where he wrote,"It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port au Prince see in a year... "

In the "Audacity of Hope", in a paragraph about US military actions, President elect Obama referred to "a function of humanitarian calculations regarding the moral obligations that we(US) owed to Somalis, Haitians Bosnians, along with or other unlucky souls." Hence President Obama knows about us Haitians.

Guy compiled a list of sites showcasing what Haitians have done, how much money we have raised. I think now we can continue to be active participants in Obama's administration by reporting conversations Haitians are engaging in throughout the country. We don't take the streets only when something happens. We have to be continuously active and involved.

Some people have told me they want to talk about the US policy vis-a vis Haiti, such as immigration and trade. However, something like this example below sounds like a topic relevant to our Haitian community. For those of us who are not going to DC, meeting in homes, in churches, in community centers for the weekend of Janury 17-19th and watching the inauguration at a common place on the 20th are alternatives. Any one wants to make some locations available?


The following looks like it comes from an immigrant person.

Got this from " Change is coming " event sites:


browse these sites also

http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/Ha ... orObama237


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