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CHICAGO--White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is organizing a series of rallies to mark the fifth anniversary of a speech he gave against the Iraq war. He kicks off his latest organizing drive Tuesday morning with a speech at DePaul University in Chicago.

Obama's foreign policy team will brief reporters an hour before the speech. I'll blog.

The New York Times Obama reporter Jeff Zeleny has the scoop on the speech. Obama will propose a goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Obama has specialized in nuclear non-proliferation issues since joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2005 when he became a senator.

Zeleny traveled to former Soviet states with Obama and Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to inspect nuclear facilities.

Zeleny: Mr. Obama, according to details provided by his campaign Monday, also will call for pursuing vigorous diplomatic efforts aimed at a global ban on the development, production and deployment of intermediate-range missiles.

Obama's schedule below...

Chicago, IL
Student Activities Center Room 120
DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL

Doors Open: 9:45 AM
Program Begins: 10:30 AM

Throw: 50 ft.
Cable Run: 400 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Available on Sheffield Ave. between Webster and Belden Ave
Workspace: Directed on site.

The event is by invitation only.

Media Coverage: The event is open to the press. For credentials please email:

Contact for logistical and planning purposes only:

Des Moines, IA
The Iowa Events Center
Polk City Convention Complex Room 205
501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Media Access: 3:00 PM
Doors Open: 3:30 PM
Program Begins: 4:00 PM

Throw: 45 ft.
Cable Run: 800 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Directed on site.
Workspace: Directed on site.

Media Coverage: The event is open press. For credentials, please email
The event is free and open to the public. However, an RSVP is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please call Adam at 515-883-2008 or e-mail

Contact for logistical and planning purposes only:

Coralville, IA
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Oakdale Ballroom
300 East 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Media Access: 6:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Program Begins: 7:45 PM

Throw: 55 ft.
Cable Run: 800 ft.
Live Truck Parking: Directed on site
Wireless internet is available.

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