I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, but decided to dedicate my summer to re-electing President Obama in North Carolina. Why? Because I know how high the stakes are in this election, especially in a critical battleground state.
Many people from Tennessee feel the same way as I do. That's why my job is to work with folks back home—and folks in other border states like Georgia and South Carolina—to help them get involved with the North Carolina campaign.
Last weekend, more than 30 Tennesseans, hailing from Memphis and Nashville to Knoxville and Johnson City, braved the heat wave to travel thousands of miles to Charlotte to register voters.
Carol from Greeneville, Tennessee was happy to make the trip and get the President's back:
“Our Tri-City group registered 26 voters! Everyone was wonderful, and I was impressed with all the staff. The hosts treated us like family. I had a wonderful experience and definitely want to repeat it.”
These Tennesseans know how much is at stake in this election, and they're putting in the time (and miles on their cars) during the hot summer months to come register voters and do their part to keep Carolina blue.