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Monday
Sep172012

Residents Organize Nationwide Yard Sale to Help Obama Campaign

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- In an effort to combat deep-pocketed Super PACs backed by billionaire Republican donors, Obama supporters in California are hosting small-scale neighborhood events to raise money for the president's campaign.

In San Francisco, Mandy Silverman and Sean Dabel are asking friends and neighbors to earn a little extra cash by selling items they aren't using and donate the proceeds to the Obama campaign.

"A lot of people out here have a lot of support for the president and they might not have $100 sitting around in their bank account, but they may have $100 worth of items sitting around that they don't need anymore," Dabel said.

Dabel and Silverman are hoping to recruit more than 500 co-hosts nationwide to host their own "Yard Sale for Obama" on Sept. 22 - 23. Their goal is to raise $100,000.

After casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson pledged $100 million to help Mitt Romney win in November, Dabel said the couple was inspired to "put in our very best effort" to help Obama where they could, at the grassroots level.

"This does feel really middle class, this idea of a yard sale, the coming together and understanding that we have each others' back and we are going to move the country forward," said Silverman.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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