Florescus host Obama event to drive voters to polls

BUCHAREST, Romania - September 24, 2012

Americans currently living in Romania are invited to attend the first Obama campaign event scheduled for Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm at the ING building. The multi-media event, sponsored by the "Romanian-American Committee to Re-Elect President Obama," will give voters a chance to learn more about the candidate, the 2012 issues, voter registration from abroad, and to sign up to help "Get Out The Vote" (GOTV) on Election Day. Romanian guests are also welcome by invitation only.

John and Radu Florescu, who co-chair the Obama Re-Election Committee, will offer a few opening remarks together with a special pre-taped message from former US Ambassador Jim Rosapepe. Those attending can also register to vote on line provided they bring proper identification. At the close of the evening, the organizers will air President Obama's Acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this month.John and Radu were co-chairs of the Romanian-American Committee in 2008 and attended the Presidential Inauguration in January, 2009 in Washington DC.

The event will also include VIPs, and members of the Romanian media.

"The Romanian-American Committee to Re-Elect President Obama" is part of an international network organized to motivate approximately 10 million US citizens who live and work overseas. US citizens of Romanian origin number close to one million and are principally clustered in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Florida and Georgia.

The Presidential debates between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are scheduled to take place on October, 5, 17 and 23, 2012.