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Old 01-09-2012, 04:19 PM
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1911 United: Re-elect President Obama

Members of Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi have joined forces to educate and mobilize voters to get President Obama re-elected.

"Members of" is an important note because the actual fraternities (NHQ) do not officially endorse political parties and candidates.

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The history of 1911 United began with the friendship and political achievements of two members of America’s Historically Black College and Fraternities. While celebrating their Fraternity’s 100 Year Conclaves, these two conceived that even more could be done in the histories of both fraternities. From there, the two members of each fraternity gave birth to the idea of creating an organization to assist in the re-election efforts of our first African American President, President Barack Obama. The historical significance and reasons anchoring the founding of these two Fraternities is justification enough for us to embark on this life changing endeavor.
1911 United is also not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

http://www.1911united.com/
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:24 PM
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Black Fraternities Form Obama Super PAC

Another factor making 2012 politically historic? It marks the first presidential election with super PACs. Given free rein by a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision, super PACs are independent committees allowed to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support, or skewer, a political candidate.

They're already shaping the election. After a pro-Romney super PAC, Restore Our Future, spent nearly $3 million on attack ads in Iowa targeting Newt Gingrich, his lead in the state swiftly plummeted. But a new pro-Obama super PAC, 1911 United, has a different strategy in mind: to mobilize an "army of Obama supporters."

Backed by members of Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi, historically black fraternities that both celebrated their centennials last year, 1911 United aims to raise $1.5 million toward training and organizing African-American voters in key battleground states to re-elect President Obama. Members of the two fraternities joined forces last year, officially forming the committee in December, after seeing that both organizations were running their own campaign volunteer-recruitment efforts at college homecoming events.

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/kappa-a...bama-super-pac
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:07 PM
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"Members of" is an important note because the actual fraternities (NHQ) do not officially endorse political parties and candidates.
That was going to be my first question.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:34 PM
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It's not clear to me. Do they want to reelect President Obama because they thought he was a good President or just because he is Black?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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It's not clear to me. Do they want to reelect President Obama because they thought he was a good President or just because he is Black?
Where is this coming from?
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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Where is this coming from?
A place that I don't want to go.

But will if I have to.

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Old 01-10-2012, 03:15 PM
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It's not clear to me. Do they want to reelect President Obama because they thought he was a good President or just because he is Black?
I hate it when white folks say this same stupid shit. You probably DIDN'T vote for him because he's black.
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I hate it when white folks say this same stupid shit. You probably DIDN'T vote for him because he's black.
How do you know he's white?
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I am totally looking forward to this.
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Wondering if there was a similar mobilization in support of Bill Clinton for a second term?
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Wondering if there was a similar mobilization in support of Bill Clinton for a second term?
Depends on what part of this you're thinking about. If you mean members of GLOs mobilizing to support candidates, I imagine there was. If you mean NPHC org members being involved in voter education initiatives in the African American community, then I'd be pretty sure of it.

If you mean a SuperPAC like was described in the article being formed, I highly doubt it. They weren't allowed by campaign finance laws until the Citizens United case a few years ago.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:23 PM
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Wondering if there was a similar mobilization in support of Bill Clinton for a second term?
This is what I recall right now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_the_Vote

http://www.womensenews.org/story/com...te-black-women

There were organizations in Black communities to mobilize the Black Democrat vote. I do not recall NPHCers being as involved, then again the Internet was not as pervasive in 1996.

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Wondering if there was a similar mobilization in support of Bill Clinton for a second term?
Please insert "by Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi" after the word term.
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