Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama will return to Orangeburg tonight for an event at SC State University. Obama will be accompanied by Grammy Award-winning artist Usher and actress Kerry Washington.
The event will be a part of Obama's Stand for Change Tour as he attempts to court the youth vote and make final appeals to win the historically critical South Carolina Democratic primary. Usher and Washington will also speak, encouraging young voters to be active in the process and vote for Obama.
The event will be held at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on SCSU's campus.
Usher, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, has several multi-platinum albums and five Grammy awards to his credit. He has also starred is such movies as "Light it Up" and "In the Mix."
Washington starred as music legend Ray Charles' wife in the critically acclaimed film "Ray." She also starred in the two blockbuster "Fantastic Four" movies. She won the outstanding actress honor at the 2005 Image Awards for her portrayal in "Ray."
The event is open to the public, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
For security reasons, bags are not allowed inside the event and organizers urge those who attend to limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.
Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. To sign up, visit http://sc.barackobama.com/ OrangeburgRally.
If you are unable to attend the event, you can listen LIVE on SC State's campus radio station ~ WSSB - 90.3 FM.