Last Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama joined hundreds of LGBT and allied supporters across the country for a national LGBT volunteer call. She spoke about her and President Obama’s shared commitment to equality for LGBT Americans, and announced the launch of the LGBT House Party Kit—a new way for grassroots supporters across the nation to engage friends and neighbors in the movement to re-elect the President.
Taylor Strang, a rising junior at George Mason University, introduced the First Lady. Motivated by the Obama administration’s commitment to achieving equality for LGBT Americans, Taylor volunteers for the campaign as leader of Fairfax County’s LGBT for Obama group and as data captain for the Lee District Team West.
Introducing the First Lady and speaking to the hundreds of supporters on the call was an inspiring experience for Taylor:
“It meant a lot to know that I could potentially inspire a member of the LGBT community or an ally to commit to volunteering for our President. I understand the value of regular citizens being the foundation of a campaign, and to be a part of a movement so large and inclusive grows my hope for an expansion of the better world President Obama has already created.”
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