“Moving America Forward” rally endorsed by President Obama to be held in Philadelphia

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On Oct. 10, President Barack Obama plans to hold the next, “Moving America Forward,” rally in Philadelphia, Pa. The Democratic Party faces stiff challenges in midterm election nationwide, and the president seeks to enliven the liberal base of the Democratic Party and move them to vote in elections.

According to a press release from the DNC, voters have a choice between progress for American families and small businesses or go back to Bush-era policies that the DNC claims caused the recent economic collapse. The public are welcome to the rally and are encouraged to RSVP at http://pa.barackobama.com/PhillyMAF.

In attendance will of course be President Obama and a number of Pennsylvania elected officials and Community leaders. The Philadelphia native band The Roots will be performing for the rally as well.

The event opens at 3 p.m., and the scheduled programming starts an hour later.

The rally will be held at the Robert Fulton elementary school at 60 E. Haines St. in Germantown of Philadelphia.

The first, “Moving America Forward,” rally was in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 28. The event drew a large crowd of 26,000 consisting of students and residents from the Madison area and other parts of the country.

According to an article by AP, The University of Wisconsin saw a filled campus with 17,000 crammed onto a mall with another 9,000 attendees in overflow areas.

The president was accompanied by democratic state representatives vying for reelection and musician Ben Harper.

After Sunday’s event in Philadelphia two more “Moving America Forward” rallies will be held in Ohio on Oct. 17 and Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 22.

Collegian News Staff