Obama to come to SBCC

Stephen DeFilippo

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama will make a brief pit stop at City College Saturday to hold a free grassroots rally open to the public. 

The Illinois senator will also be making a 25-30 minute speech at noon at the West Campus Calden Overlook across from the Eli Luria Library. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m.

 “SBCC is proud to make its facilities available to any candidate for public office as part of our commitment to providing a forum in which students and the public can experience and be educated about the electoral process,” Superintendent-President John Romo said in a campus-wide e-mail Wednesday.

Romo will be introducing Senator Obama.

Because the Associated Students Senate is co-sponsoring the event, all rental fees have been waived, Senate Adviser Ann Fryslie said.

“Obama’s campaign would pay [the] actual costs,” Fryslie said.

Tickets are not required but they are strongly encouraged for admittance.

Students, faculty and staff can use their IDs for entry, but faculty and staff are encouraged to get tickets available on-campus only Friday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Garvin Theater, the President’s Office in the Macdougall Administration Building, or at Student Life Center.

Tickets are also available http://www.barackobama.com.