Jordan (left), a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is dedicating her summer to the 2012 election. Here’s why:
How did you get involved with Obama for America-Wisconsin?
I originally became involved during the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin. After that was over, I started to get involved with OFA-Wisconsin. Although the recall effort wasn’t successful, I was still fired up and wanted to dedicate my time to helping President Obama’s campaign.
What’s your motivation for volunteering?
As a young woman and a student, I found many reasons to get involved. I feel that our rights are at stake in this election. Women have worked hard for years to make progress—we can’t watch that progress slip away. It’s up to young people across the country to ensure that they organize to make their voices heard on Election Day. The fate of our country’s higher educational system is also at stake.
What are your thoughts on Dashboard, the Obama Campaign’s organizing tool?
Dashboard’s incredible. The ability to access resources, events, and the call tool is great because it’s all in one place. Anyone can contribute—everyone should.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to get involved?
There are endless ways to get involved with this campaign. Whether you’re knocking on doors, making phone calls, holding one-on-ones, or becoming a neighborhood team member, you’ll be doing your part to help continue President Obama’s progress. As a young American, the best way to get involved is to seek out your local Students for Obama or College Democrats campus group. Whenever you’ve got time, let’s say the 15 minutes between one class and the next, you can log onto Dashboard and make a couple of phone calls or engage in conversation with fellow students. It’s the little things that can make a difference.
Jordan is one of many young Americans making a difference in this campaign. Will you join them on Dashboard today?