OBV and Barack Obama – Celebrating the Obama Generation


Ashok Viswanathan: 077259 45877 / 020 8983 5430


Operation Black Vote (OBV) will be hosting the Number 1 Barack Obama inauguration celebration in the UK. The celebration welcomes the ‘Obama Generation’ of politicians and campaigners engaged in voter registration and inspired by the Obama vision.

To celebrate this milestone achievement, OBV along with Ministers, senior politicians, ‘A’ list celebrities, and prominent Black leaders will gather on Inauguration day , 20th January 2009, at Altitude 360, London’s Most Inspirational venue, 29th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21 - 24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP.

Guests will arrive at 3pm with live feed to Washington DC to hear the inauguration speech at 5pm. The event will close at 6pm.

Obama’s groundbreaking rise to the pinnacle of US politics signals a new era of inclusive politics; one that speaks to Americans of all races, classes and creeds. This vision readily translates across the Atlantic to inspire an ‘Obama generation’ here in the UK.

The celebration will include speeches from Cabinet Ministers and leading social commentators.


Notes to the editor:

1. Operation Black Vote is a non-party political campaign.

2. The term ‘Black’ is a political term. It refers to African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minorities.

3. The Black vote can decide who wins and who loses in over 100 seats at the next General Election.