February 2008 – Obama Campaign Office On Abbot Kinney
By Karl Abrams
Barack Obama’s campaign for US President now has a donated campaign office up on the second floor at 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, just across the street from Abbot’s Habit. The Beachhead visited them on a busy Friday afternoon while volunteers worked the phones to contact voters from San Pedro to Venice to Calabassas and spread their message. They are open from 10 AM to 9 PM, appear confident and upbeat and, of course, encourage more volunteers to join up.
Every room has numerous hard working people, beautiful posters, computers and phones, T-shirts and bumper stickers and smiles for all questions about their candidate. While speaking with one of the volunteers, the Beachhead learned that just minutes before, the LA Times had endorsed Obama (and McCain). Everyone was understandably excited.
Volunteers are already “hitting the streets” and knocking on doors right here in Venice. Their campaign office may be contacted at 396-4656.
The Clinton campaign has a different approach that allows volunteers to work from their computers at home. Their headquarters are located at 600 South La Fayette, downtown LA, 213-908-0190.