After retiring from a career in the Navy that spanned 2 decades, Charley C. has been active in fighting for a more progressive Virginia in his native Arlington. A Neighborhood Team Leader for the Obama campaign, Charley is also the Secretary and a Precinct Chair for the Arlington County Democratic Committee and helped to found the Democratic Party of Virginia’s LGBT Caucus. We had a chance to catch up with Charley at a phonebank he was hosting and he explained why he is excited to grow the Obama campaign in his community in 2012.
“I’m in because I believe in President Obama. I’ve been working for him since 2007 and it is exciting that we have the opportunity for everyone to come together again to build this campaign. President Obama delivered for me personally as a 20 year veteran of the Navy when he overturned Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. This is a good man who is deserving of the effort I can make to see him re-elected.”