The Obama Gift Registry, because who needs another gravy boat?

The Obama campaign has proven itself, time and time again coming up with innovative approaches to raise awareness, fundraise, and get out the vote.

Their latest fund-raising move is the Obama Event Registry, allowing hosts and hostesses, brides and grooms—or grooms and grooms or brides and brides, to include a donation to the Obama campaign as an option to their gift registry. Who needs another gravy carafe when you can help support a progressive agenda?

While a registry at Macy’s or Crate & Barrel has less of a controversial edge to it, adding the Obama Event Registry to your traditional gift-gifting methods certain will cause a bit of a stir among family members and friends.

The Obama event registry is for weddings and any special milestone or event. We think it is a wonderfully creative and strategic program, given the President’s stance on marriage (traditional or otherwise)—a nice reminder of what he stands for. The site reads: “Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for’s a great way to show your support for a cause that’s important to you on your big day.” 

So, whether you’re organizing a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary, you may want to think of this innovative registry—but just check the in-law’s party affiliation before signing up.

In case of you’re skittish about taking such a stand, When signing up, the site suggests ways to word the notice. "For my big day, I'd like to show my support for a cause I believe in — re-electing President Obama. That's why I'm asking my friends and family to donate to the Obama campaign. Thanks for chipping in!"


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