Yep, it's true! Senator Barack Obama will be opening a field office here in Utah, and we will be the first campaign to have an office in Utah for the '08 race. Raul Alvillar has been interviewing people for the staff position this week, and hopefully will be making the final decision today (Friday). As soon as that information is available, I'll write about it here. And when we find out about the party to kick off the opening of the office, that'll be here, too.
We're also hoping to find office space, preferably as an in-kind campaign donation. Volunteers will be coordinated out of the office, and we'll be able to begin our calling campaign.
I think that we stand a really good shot at bring home at least most, if not all, of Utah's delegate votes. Raul has several really good people that he's interviewed, and whoever he picks will have a ready and willing team of volunteers to make this operation a huge success.
On a side note, today is the day to donate to the Obama campaign. Why today? Well, because it's a good day! Utah for Obama hopes to raise $5,000 for Obama's campaign by the end of the year. At last night's Debate Party, many of us pledged to donate $50 today, in support of Barack's great performance in the debate. Whether you can donate $5 or $500, please consider doing so today.
[Update] I still don't know who they're hiring. But, just for the record, it won't be me. I didn't apply. I like my volunteer position, and I plan to continue volunteering. But, Raul has said it will be a local person, so chances are it might be someone you or I know already. And that's all I'm sayin' 'bout that. (At least till I know who it'll be)