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NJ DraftObama: Dinerside Chats- Watching Obama’s Official Announcement

New Jersey’s Diners & Obama

Event:  Barack Obama’s Official Announcement
Date: Saturday February 10th
Time: 10:00AM EST
Locations: Listed Below

The NJ Draft chapter is calling on all progressive supporters to rally behind Senator Barack Obama as he makes his official announcement this coming Saturday morning.  And where better to watch this historical event than a Jersey Diner?that’s right. 

The Diner represents the heart of NJ culture and therefore serves as the best venue for open discussion and a sense of community. These informal settings will allow us to discuss the Barack Obama candidacy, but more importantly organize for the FUTURE.  There will be several events occurring simultaneously across the state in what has been coined, “Dinerside Chats”. 

We hope to see you at one of them this Saturday.  And again, thank you for offering your time and showing your support. 

Dinerside Chat Locations:

State Line Diner
375 State RT 17
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 529-3353

Nevada Diner
293 Broad St
Bloomfield, NJ
(973) 743-9393

VIP Diner
175 SIP Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 792-1400

Reo Diner
392 Amboy Ave
Woodbridge, NJ
(732) 634-9200

Band Wagon Diner
2500 Route 37 E
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 270-6400


NJ Draft Obama for President Update

Based on this video, courtesy of the Barack Obama Presidential Exploratory Committee, the New Jersey Draft Obama for President may be transitioning into New Jersey for Obama much sooner than expected.

In the meantime, we are going ahead with our plans to engage the community-at-large in a conversation about the 2008 Presidential elections and the impact that we believe a Barack Obama for America campaign could have on the national debate as well as how a Barack Obama presidency could shape a new future for our country and world.

The next step in these plans is to host a series of State of the Union Watch house parties throughout the state in an effort to bring people together, no matter whom they are supporting or not supporting for President at the moment, to look at the 2008 elections through the lens of the current failed administration and talk about how our country and world can resurrect itself going forward no matter who the next President of the United States might be.

From “I Have A Dream” to “The Audacity of Hope” – The NJ Draft Obama Launch

During this weekend, established to remember the commitment, conviction, and courage possessed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the good that has come from the fights that he fought, not only on behalf of African-Americans, but on behalf of everyone who benefits from living in a more equal and just society, New Jersey Draft Obama for President will launch a movement that we hope will result in Senator Barack Obama announcing that he will run for President in 2008, the Democratic Party choosing him to be our nominee, and our country electing him President of the United States.

The launch will take place this evening at 7:30pm at Panera Bread (1551 Route 1 South) in Edison.  We are looking for individuals who are ready, willing, and able to assume leadership roles and spread the Draft Obama movement’s message to their community.  For more information about tonight’s launch, please feel free to e-mail our State Director, Bertin Lefkovic, at or call him at 908-416-3105.

For more information about the Draft Obama movement, you can go to the national organization’s website.  If you click on “Forums” you will find one dedicated to the organizing effort here in New Jersey. has also formed a federal PAC for the purpose of raising money to put this television ad on the air in various parts of the country.