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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17): 2012

Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

To read more about Irish Heritage Month and St. Patrick's Day each March, click here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Obama Campaign Selling Irish Tee Shirts This St. Patrick's Day

The Obama for America campaign has available O'Bama 2012 tee shirts for sale this St. Patrick's Day season. 

It's a lighthearted way for President Obama's many supporters of Irish descent to show their support of the President this March, when Irish culture and heritage are celebrated throughout the United States.

The shirt is 100% cotton, made in the USA, and features a four-leafed clover, the universal symbol of good luck!  To order your shirt, click here

The Irish theme in the campaign comes on the heels of a trip to Ireland by President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama in May 2011.  To read President Obama's speech in Dublin on May 23, click here.

To get involved in the campaign to re-elect President Obama, visit

Friday, February 10, 2012

Five Years Ago Today, Barack Obama Announced his Candidacy for US President

On February 10, 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States in Springfield, IL.  See photos from the announcement.

To mark the occasion, the Obama for America campaign has put together this video, entitled The Story of Us: Five Years Ago.  

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Sunday, February 5, 2012