Catholics for Obama

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Catholics for Obama was formed in 2007 with the purpose of seeing Barack Obama elected president.


On their website the organization states,[1]

"In 2008, Catholics from all walks of life and backgrounds came together to help elect Barack Obama as President of the United States. Today, we join together as Catholics who are committed to our faith and our country to endorse President Obama for re-election...
...After a decades-long struggle, President Obama signed into law health reform that enhances the security and welfare of every American family.
As Catholics, we believe that every human being is made in the image of God. From this we discern that, individually and as a nation, we share a moral obligation to care for one another. As the President has so passionately affirmed throughout his career: “I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper.” The President has upheld and advanced this principle in many ways, including his support for pregnant women and the Adoption Tax Credit...
...President Obama understands Catholics and our values, because he understands the importance of an active faith in pursuit of the common good. This has guided him from his work with Catholic churches on the South Side of Chicago through his career as a public servant. The President is right: This is a make-or-break moment for the middle-class, and it is a make-or-break moment for America. President Obama’s record, his character, and his values make the choice in this election clear. We are proud to stand with the President, and we look forward to joining millions of Catholics in this country in casting our vote for Barack Obama."

Front Group

Catholics for Obama is a front group for two long-standing left-aligned groups that claim to represent Catholics. These are Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholic Democrats. In leadership in these groups and also serving as co-chairs with Catholics for Obama are:[2]

Catholic Democrats:

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good:


As at Aug. 21, 2012, the following were listed as co-chairs for the organization:[2]



As at Aug. 21, 2012, the following 208 individuals were listed as members of the group:[4]


  1. Catholics for Obama - LETTER FROM NATIONAL CATHOLICS FOR OBAMA (accessed on Aug. 21, 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Catholics for Obama - Meet Us (accessed on Aug. 21, 2012)
  3. LinkedIn: Kimberly Hayes Pollard's profile (accessed on Aug. 21, 2012)
  4. Groups: Catholics for Obama (accessed on Aug. 21, 2012)