A collection of Democratic and grassroots leaders from around the state announced support for Sen. Barack Obama at the presidential candidate's Salt Lake headquarters Friday.

Community activists representing veterans, Latinos, Muslims and Democrats said Obama is the leader who will "bring people together."

"Barack Obama is the one candidate who is ready to unite America again," said Christian Burridge, chairman of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party.

Earlier this week, Obama picked up endorsements from former Utah congressman Bill Orton and 11 other Utah lawmakers.