Raleigh Town Hall

Raleigh City Council considers "Bring the War Dollars Home" Resolution

On Wednesday, January 2 at 7:00pm, the Raleigh City Council will consider the following resolution. Let’s fill the council chambers to demonstrate support for the resolution.

Proclamation calling on Congress to Fund Urgently Needed Services and Infrastructure Repair in Raleigh and Throughout the United States by Bringing Our Troops and War Dollars Home and Reducing Military Spending

Obama Townhall Video Album

   

   

Pam did a great job with her post Wrap on the Raleigh Obama Town Hall. While there is certainly more video of the event to be found out there I wanted to shared some firsthand flavor of the moment in all its shaky grainy glory.

Wrap on the Raleigh Obama Town Hall

(Click here for replay of 4/17 PHB CoverItLive blog of the Obama Town Hall.)

Below are my thoughts about the event, along with some photos and video.

The setting.

The Barack Obama Town Hall event at the Kerr Scott Building on the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh was fairly intimate affair in comparison to rallies held in large venues. I got there around 10:30, and we didn't get in until around 11:30 as the Secret Service and local police took all press gear (laptops, cameras, etc.) and screened it.

There were about 1200 ticketed attendees; all assembled in an orderly fashion and socialized as it was a pretty long wait before things got started (1PM). The crowd was very diverse -- a lot of young people, and a surprising amount of the over 50 set of all colors. The volunteer staff was plentiful. Many VIPs -- state and area officials, as well as the local black political intelligentsia, were up front near the podium.

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