Obama Political Items Collectors (OPIC)
Fired Up and Ready to Grow !!
Background: The most improbable journey in American political history began on a cold February day in 2007 in Springfield, Illinois. A guy with an unusual name and big ears, the junor senator from the Land of Lincoln, said that he wanted to be President. Barack Obama faced long odds, both politically and culturally. But, he also brought an eloquence and style that had not been seen on the Amerian political stage since the days of John F. Kennedy over a generation ago. After a long and tough primary battle against another trailblazer, Hillary Clinton, Obama finally reached the top of the mountain on November 4th, 2008 with a landslide victory over John McCain and became the country's 44th President and the first of African-American descent.
The Obama Political Items Collectors is the newest specialty chapter of the APIC. "Obamamania is sweeping the country", says Chapter founder Cary Jung from Sacramento. "The 'brand' is red-hot and this is a great opportunity for the APIC to bring in new members and grow the next generation of collectors. For all Americans (and especially collectors) this is an extraordinary time to be witnesses to history".
Click here to access the new Obama Chapter website !!
The goals of the OPIC include:
- Documenting and preserving the campaign history of Barack Obama.
- Serving as an educational resource to APIC members, the public, and media regarding the campaign items of Barack Obama.
- Increasing public interest in collecting political memorabilia, especially among youth.
Chapter Officers: The OPIC will select chapter officers in early 2009.