Article updated 2:20 p.m. 4/26/2008

RALEIGH — Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will embark on a two-day tour across the state on Mon., Apr. 28 and Tues., Apr. 29. Currently the candidate with the most pledged delegates for the National Democratic Convention, Obama will host town hall meetings on the economy Wilmington and Wilson and attend an Early Vote rally in Chapel Hill on Monday.

Obama will travel to the Triad area and Western North Carolina on Tuesday.

The full schedule is reproduced below. The Obama Campaign will release more details through the weekend. Q-Notes will update this article after further information has been released.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

Wilmington
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Details TBA

Wilson
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Beddingfield High School Gymnasium
4510 Old Stantonsburg Road
Wilson, NC 27893
Doors Open: 4:00 p.m.; Program Begins: 6:00 p.m.
Access to parking on site begins at 3:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Admission is first-come, first-served for ticket-holders. To obtain a free ticket, please visit one of the locations below:

Obama for America Table
102 N. Douglas Street
Wilson, NC 27893
Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Obama for America
Wilson Field Office
211 Tarboro Street
Wilson, NC 27895
252-237-2024
Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

***For security reasons, do not bring bags and please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.***

Chapel Hill
ONE-STOP EARLY VOTE RALLY WITH BARACK OBAMA
The University of North Carolina
Dean E. Smith Center
300 Skipper Bowles Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.; Program Begins: 9:30 p.m.
Public Entrance: Entries A and B

This event is free and open to the public. However, TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. To obtain a free ticket, members of the public may visit one of the locations below or RSVP online at www.nc.barackobama.com to receive a free ticket via email.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis during these hours:
Friday, April 25 – 9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday, April 26 – 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, April 27 – 10 AM to 5 PM
Monday, April 25 – 9 AM to 5 PM

TICKETING LOCATIONS
Orange County
Obama table outside the Morehead Planetarium
150 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill

Obama table outside the Carrboro Town Hall
301 West Main Street
Carrboro

Wake County
Obama table outside the Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Road
Raleigh

Durham County
Obama table outside of the Old Durham Ball Park
Corporation and Morris Streets
Durham, NC

Guilford County
Obama table outside the Greensboro Coliseum
Northside of Pavilion Parking Lot
1921 W. Lee Street
Greensboro

Alamance County
Obama Table outside the Youth Services Building
201 W. Elm Street
Graham

Use of public transportation is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Free shuttle service will be available from Friday Center Park and Ride Lot beginning at 5pm on the day of the event. Limited public parking will be available on campus at the following campus locations: Ramshead Deck, Manning Lot, Bowles Lot, Business School Deck, Craige Deck, Hibbard Drive, Jackson Deck, and Cardinal Deck.

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners permitted.***

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Winston-Salem
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Joel Coliseum Annex
300 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Doors Open: 9:30AM

The event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are required. For tickets please visit one of our ticket distribution locations listed below. Admission is based on first come, first served.

Ticket distribution locations:

Forsyth County Board of Elections
201 N. Chestnut St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tickets Available
Saturday, April 26 from 10AM to 1PM
Sunday, April 27 from 1PM to 5PM
Monday, April 28 from 8AM to 5PM

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.***

Hickory
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH BARACK OBAMA
Hickory High School
David W. Craft Gymnasium
1234 3rd St. NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Doors Open: 2:00PM

The event is free and open to the public however tickets are required. To pick up a ticket please visit one of our ticket distribution locations listed below. Admission is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Ticket distribution locations:

Obama for America Hickory HQ
258 1st Ave NW
Hickory, NC 28601
P: 828-327-4227
Tickets available at the following times-
Saturday, April 26 from 9AM to 9PM
Sunday, April 27 from 9AM to 9PM
Monday, April 28 from 9AM to 9PM

One-Stop Early Vote Location: Highland Recreation Center
1451 8th St. Dr. NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Monday, April 28 from 9AM to 6PM

***For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal belongings. No signs or banners permitted.***

2 replies on “Barack Obama to launch two-day N.C. tour”

  1. So when is the North Carolina Debate?

    Oh that’s right, Obama’s too busy for that, since 11-million people tuned in to the last debate and saw how horrible he is at actually discussing the issues. It’s one thing to give a speech that’s rehearsed for clapping points. It’s another to actually have a grasp on the issues, know your position on the issues, and be able to actually get things done! Hope is not the Solution! I want more than HOPE. I want Results!

    Vote Hillary.

    See Hillary’s History of Support for LGBT Issues:

    http://www.hillaryclinton.com/feature/lgbt

    As I have traveled around the country during this Campaign, what I sensed in my heart has been confirmed – America is embracing its LGBT sons and daughters with an acceptance and understanding as never before. On the campaign trail, a father of a gay son will ask about ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. A woman will ask why she can be discriminated against just because of who she is. Sometimes they wait furtively for the crowd to thin and then whisper their confidences in a soft voice and sometimes they stand up proudly at town meetings and want me to share my views on how I will help lead the change to assure that this country fulfills its promise to everyone.

    Let me tell you what I have been telling voters across America. I am fully committed to the fair and equal treatment of LGBT Americans. For seven long years, the Bush Administration has tried to divide us – only seeing people who matter to them. It’s been a government of the few, by the few, and for the few. And no community has been more invisible to this administration than the LGBT community.

    I will change that. The best evidence of what I will do as President is what I have already done.

    I am proud of my record as First Lady, as a U.S. Senator and as a candidate for President in working toward the fair and equal treatment of LGBT Americans.
    I am proud that as Chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee in 2006, I worked closely with LBGT community to develop a smart strategy that defeated the Federal Marriage Amendment. I am proud of fighting the FMA as divisive wedge politics at its worst.
    I am proud to be a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligation Act which would grant the same benefits (including health insurance) to domestic partners of federal employees that are currently offered to employees’ legal spouses.
    I am proud to have championed the Early Treatment for HIV Act, which expands access to vital treatment options for low-income individuals living with HIV, and fought to fully fund the Ryan White CARE Act.
    I am proud that I hired a National Director of LGBT Outreach within a month of announcing my candidacy for President and to have openly gay and lesbian staffers serving at all levels of my campaign.
    I am proud to have a National LGBT Steering Committee of over 135 that includes openly LGBT elected officials, Board members and opinion leaders on issues ranging from transgender rights, to HIV/AIDS, to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”.
    I am proud to have marched in Gay Pride parades as both First Lady and as Senator and to have spoken in front of so many LGBT audiences ranging from the Human Rights Campaign, Empire State Pride Agenda, the Hetrick Martin Institute, PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis), and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
    I am proud to have fought Republican efforts to demonize and marginalize the LGBT community, and I will continue to do that as President.
    We have so much work to do. When I am President, we will work together to make sure that all Americans in committed relationships have equal benefits and that nothing stands in the way of loving couples who want to adopt children in need. We’re going to expand our federal hate crimes legislation and pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and assure that they are both fully inclusive of all people. And finally, we will put an end to the failed policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice – the traits that define our men and women in uniform – have nothing to do with sexual orientation.

    My father was a conservative Republican, who held very traditional views for much of his life. Yet in his last years, it was a gay couple who lived next door who provided much of the compassion and comfort he and my mother needed as he grew ill. And it was that same neighbor who held his hand as he died. If my father can move, America can move.

    To each and every LGBT American, I say this. You have done so much to help this country understand your lives by simply being open and honest about who you are and living your lives with dignity. Thank you for your courage. It is time that we recognize your hard work. I know that this country is ready for changes in the law that reflect the evolution in our hearts.

    America deserves a President who appeals to the best in each of us, not the worst; a President who values and respects all Americans and treats all Americans equally no matter who they are or who they love. I want to be that President. I want to be your President.

    Hillary Clinton

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