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I really want to stress the importance of the “third way” of Jesus, and for you to understand it’s not about ideas (yours or anybody else). You belong to this new millennial generation that is making the older generations rethink many things, but you don’t have a monopoly on correct thinking. It’s about knowing in your heart that the right thing to do, is not always the easy thing to do and that the ideas of others are most often not those of people who choose to follow Christ, even if they proclaim Him.

Soccer moms, NASCAR dads, and now holy hipsters have been touted by political pundits and the mainstream media as the group du jour that political candidates must court in order to win the coveted presidential prize. Using select books and blogs, they conclude that these missional millennials have abandoned the political party of their parents and will be casting their ballots for Obama come November. However, as Jim Wallis wrote earlier this year, “This doesn’t mean young evangelicals are automatically becoming Democrats (and I don’t think they should). It does mean that their agenda is broader and deeper, no longer beholden to a single partisan ideology.” —Becky Garrison “Jesus For President: Declaring Independence from Partisan Politics”.

 

If you intend to live what you proclaim when you follow Christ, you do not have any agenda other than to love. Politics is important, the needs of your family are important…but nothing is more important than your love for each other, for God, and for all others. That’s easy to say, but hard to live. I want you to understand the difficulty of this life I hope you will choose to engage, but I want you to know it is the best way to live.

Please join Barack Obama at a Stand for Change Rally in Austin, where he’ll talk about his vision for bringing America together and bringing about the kind of change we can believe in.

WHAT: 
Stand for Change Rally with Barack Obama 

WHEN:
 
Friday, February 22, 2008 
Gates Open: 6:00 p.m. 
Program Begins: 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: 
Congress Avenue at 11th Street 
Austin, TX 78701 
Public Entrance: Located at 10th Street

HOW: 
Click below to RSVP 
http://tx.barackobama.com/austin

The event is free and open to the public; however an RSVP is required. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.  For security reasons, do not bring bags. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.

QUESTIONS? 
If you have any questions, please contact the campaign at (512) 476-2008or texas@barackobama.com.  Thanks for your support!