Published on July 29th, 2016 |


Obama coming to Atlanta Aug. 1 to address Disabled American Vets meeting

Unless you are on your way to the 95th national convention of Disabled American Veterans at the Hyatt Regency hotel Monday, you might want to avoid to downtown Atlanta in the early and late afternoon. President Barack Obama will be arriving in Atlanta to speak to the veterans group.

Obama is set to arrive Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 12:55 pm, and leave at 4 pm. He is estimated to speak before the group, which is holding its convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, at 1:35 pm.

The president will also attend a Democratic National Committee roundtable while here, according to the White House. Obama’s appearance in Atlanta comes four days after the conclusion of the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia.

Earlier this month, the AJC reported that Obama was set to appear at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Aug. 1. The fundraiser was set to be held at the home of Andy Prozes and Laura Heery. There was no indication what happened to that event.

GOP nominee Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Atlanta on June 15 at the home of Charlie Loudermilk, who founded Aaron Rents in 1955 and built the now-publicly traded company into a leader in the rent-to-own furniture industry. Another fundraiser organizer was Bernie Marcus, who along with Arthur Blank co-founded The Home Depot.

While Georgia has consistently voted Republican in recent White House elections, Clinton and Democrats insist the Peach State is in play in 2016.

Obama was in Atlanta in late March, attending a national summit on drug abuse that also was held at the Hyatt Regency.

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