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Obama for America
Obama for America
to Host a Local Event on BarackObama.com"
2:39 web video from May 7, 2012.
Hoover, Online Organizing Director: Welcome to
BarackObama.com. My name's Betsy Hoover and I'm the director of
online organizing for Obama for America. Today we're going to
walk through how to sign up to host a local campaign event in your
community. Local events are a key part of this movement. As
a host, your role as a leader is incredibly important. It's fun,
it's easy and it's a great way to meet other volunteers. So,
let's get started.
Start by heading to our home page at
www.BarackObama.com. There you should first log in to your
account or create a log in if you don't already have one.
Under volunteer at the top of the navigation bar,
select "Host an Event." First type in the zip code for where your
event will take place. Then select the type of event you are
creating by clicking on the "Type of Event" drop-down. The event
type should describe the event you're planning on hosting. This
could be a phone bank, a house meeting or a Women for Obama
If you need more help deciding which event type to
select, below is a description of each event category.
Once you have entered your zip code and selected
your event type click on the red button "Continue to Step 2." On
this page, you'll need to fill out more details about the event that
you'll be hosting. Fields with an asterisk are required to
successfully submit the form.
When you've filled out the required fields and as
many details as possible, click "Create Event." Now you can send
invitations to your friends by email, facebook or twitter. Click
on "Load Contacts From Your Email Account" to add people from your
personal email address book. You can customize the invite, and
have the option of writing a personal message.
If you click on "Manage Your Events" you can view
details about upcoming events you've created. You can also see
upcoming events you've signed up for and check back on past events
That's it. You just successfully created and
sent out your event. Now other volunteers witll be able to sign
up for your event and join you. Thanks for taking such an active
role in helping get the president re-elected and good luck hosting your
Here you really shape your event by writing a
title, a description of what will happen at the event, the date, time
and approximate length of the event, also the location name, city and
state. These will all be public pieces of information so make
sure you think carefully about what you write.
Your title should clearly let people know what
your event is, and your event description should get people excited to
attend while answering some of their questions about the event.
You can also decide if you want your attendees to
receive an email when they sign up, and if you want to send an event
reminder before the event. You may also want to include
directions to get to your event.