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CHICAGO--Here's the latest political advance calendar for White House hopeful Sen. Brack Obama (D-Ill.) and wife Michelle.

Readers guide: Please note the campaign only lists a selection of political events it deems in its interests to reveal; the weeks ahead schedule does not include any events related to Obama's senatorial duties.

How to decode: When a listing notes a city the candidate or his wife will be in with the phrase "no public events," that is the clue that the Obama's are in a town for a fund-raiser that they are not eager to generate press on.

Some fund-raisers are sometimes listed; some are not. For example, on Monday Obama has a fund-raiser in Chicago; on Thursday Michelle Obama is the star of a fund-raiser for her husband in Washington. That's a clue that she will probably be there all day since Obama and his Democratic rivals are at a presidential forum at Howard University in Washington that evening.

Barack Obama Public Schedule
Friday, June 22 – Monday, July 9
__________________________ ________________________________________
*Please Note: All Times are LOCAL*

New York, NY -> Hartford, CT -> Boston, MA -> San Antonio, TX -> Houston, TX -> Chicago, IL -> TBA -> Washington, DC -> Chicago, IL ->Minneapolis, MN -> New Orleans, LA -> Chicago, IL -> New Orleans, LA -> Birmingham, AL


FRIDAY, JUNE 22
New York, NY
GENERATION BARACK OBAMA
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th Street
New York, NY

Media Access Time: 7:00 PM
Doors Open: 8:30 PM
Program Begins: 9:15 PM (For planning purposes only, not for publication)

RSVP Required. RSVP to reserve passes at https://my.barackobama.com/gbonyc

Throw: 50 ft.
Cable Run: 800 ft.
Live Truck Parking: 35th St between 8th and 9th Aves
Wireless internet will not be available on site.
Press Entrance: 34th St. between 8th and 9th Aves

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Hartford, CT -> Boston, MA

BARACK OBAMA ADDRESSES THE 26TH ANNUAL SYNOD OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
One Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT

*This event is hosted by the United Church of Christ, they are handling logistics*

Media Access Time:1:30 PM

Remarks: 2:30 PM
Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please visit: http://www.ucc.org/synod/application-for-general-synod.html

Additional information available at http://www.ucc.org


Boston, MA
No Public Events

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
San Antonio, TX -> Houston, TX


SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY KICK-OFF
Lonestar Pavilion at Sunset Station
1174 East Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX

Media Access Time: 12:00 PM
Doors Open: 12:45 PM
Event Begins: 1:45 PM (For planning purposes only, not for publication)


Passes can be reserved at https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/sanantoniokickoff

Throw: 60 ft.
Cable Run: 120 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Near the intersection of Hoefgen and Gonzales
Work Space: Directed on site.
Free wireless internet will be available on site.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com


Houston, TX
No Public Events

MONDAY, JUNE 25
Houston, TX -> Chicago, IL
No Public Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Chicago, IL -> TBA -> Washington, DC

Chicago, IL and Washington, DC
No Publice Events


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Washington, DC


Senate in Session


THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Washington, DC

ALL-AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON PBS, MODERATED BY TAVIS SMILEY
Howard University
Cramton Auditorium
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Time: 9:00 PM

**This event is being hosted by Howard University and PBS.

Further details to be announced as they are available.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29
Washington, DC -> Chicago, IL ->Minneapolis, MN

Washington, DC and Chicago, IL
No Public Events


MINNESOTA COMMUNITY KICK-OFF
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN

Doors Open: 5:30 PM

Passes can be reserved at: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/mnkickoff

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com

Further details to be announced as they are available.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
TBA -> Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
No Public Events

SUNDAY, JULY 1
Chicago, IL
No Public Events

MONDAY, JULY 2 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
TBA


THURSDAY, JULY 5
TBA ->New Orleans, LA
BARACK OBAMA TO ADDRESS ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Louisiana Superdome
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr
New Orleans, LA

Festival Begins: 7:30 PM

**This event is being hosted by the Essence Music Festival. The majority of the media is credentialed in advance. F

Credentials may be picked up daily on July 5,6,7 at the Essence Music Festival press office, located in the Louisiana Superdome, Gate A, Mezzanine (Poydras Street side of the Superdome.) Pick-up hours are from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 9
Birmingham, AL

BIRMINGHAM KICK-OFF
Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL

Doors Open: 5:00 PM

The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at www.barackobama.com. $25 suggested contribution.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail media@barackobama.com

Further details will be released when they become available.

Michelle Obama Public Schedule

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, July 1 ________________________________________
*Please Note: All Times are LOCAL*
Council Bluffs, IA -> Sioux City, IA -> Chicago, IL -> New York, NY -> Chicago, IL ->
Washington, DC -> Chicago, IL
FRIDAY, JUNE 22
Council Bluffs, IA -> Sioux City, IA

COUNCIL BLUFFS MEET AND GREET
Bayliss Park Hall
530 1st Ave
Council Bluffs, IA

Event Begins: 12:00 PM

SIOUX CITY HOUSE PARTY
Home of Chris Jensen and Beth Harms
112 24th St
Sioux City, IA

Event Begins: 2:45 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 - MONDAY, JUNE 25
Chicago, IL
No Public Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 26
New York, NY
MICHELLE OBAMA ADDRESS NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
170 Central Park West (between 76th and 77th Street)
New York, NY

Media Check In: 11:45 AM
Doors Open: 12:00 PM
Lunch Begins: 12:30 PM
Remarks: 1:00 PM

The event is by invitation only. Tickets and reservations are required. Tickets cost $300 plus


Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please e-mail both media@barackobama.com and mwayne@rubenstein.com

Further details will be released as they become available.
MICHELLE OBAMA HOSTS WOMEN FOR OBAMA EVENT IN HARLEM

Our Children’s Foundation
527 West 125th Street
New York , NY
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.barackobama.com

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials please email media@barackobama.com

Further details will be released as they become available.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Chicago, IL
No Public Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Washington, DC
TBA

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - SUNDAY, JULY 1
Chicago, IL
No Public Events

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For Immediate Release
Friday, June 22, 2007

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That dastardly Obama and his hidden fundraising schedule.

And to think I had started to believe that Obama didn't do private fundraising events like every-single-other-candidate.

Oh wait. I forgot. Only (and I mean o-n-l-y) Lynn Sweet seems to feel there's something fishy about this.

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