Barack 'n Roll Takes Center Stage at The Independent
Fun-raiser Aims to Barack the Vote and Raise Funds for ObamaTravel.com
With less than a month to go before election day, San Francisco-based community organizers announce Barack 'n Roll, a fundraiser and live performances from indie rock favorites Big Light, These United States and an X-tra Special Headliner on October 15 at The Independent.
A group of six organizers have been donating their time to produce the event and hope to raise $10,000 for their cause. "We are looking forward to raising $10,000 to help canvassers around the country reach swing states in time to elect Barack Obama/Joe Biden as our next United States President & Vice President," said Misty White, co-organizer of Barack 'N Roll.
With California considered to be a lock for Obama, organizers wanted to make it easy for San Franciscans to have a direct impact on the outcomes in other key states. "We want more than our vote to count – and we want to have fun within our community. Barack 'N Roll is a fun night of music, while supporting the deployment of volunteers in vital areas. It's a great way for San Franciscans to participate in common cause," says Corey Denis, another co-organizer of Barack 'N Roll.
All proceeds from Barack 'N Roll support travel to battleground states through ObamaTravel.org.
ObamaTravel.org is an online platform that connects volunteers who want to travel to a swing state with financial sponsors and swing state host families. Volunteers post profiles and solicit sponsorship from their family and friends. Sponsors can see their donations in action by following the activities of their volunteers.
Tickets to Barack 'N Roll are $20 and can be purchased at www.baracknrollsf.com or at
The Independent during box office hours.