• Overheard at the Milwaukee Summer Organizers Training

    A new generation of summer organizers are getting together for the first time, inspiring us and each other with their stories. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the Wisconsin class:

    "I'm excited to meet new people. Everyone has a different story that brings them here today."

    "I just know that I didn't want to sit on the sidelines and not do anything anymore."

    "I'm excited to organize my college campus. I'm starting as a freshman next fall. But it's not just college kids here. The summer organizers represent all ages!"

    "I'm here and excited for the opportunity to organize in my neighborhood. I want to run for public office one day."

    "I'm excited to work this summer to get the same energy back that we had in 2008. Looking around at the people in this room gives me that confidence."

    For more stories, follow the #SumOrg11 hashtag on Twitter—and to hear more from Wisconsin, make sure to follow @OFA_WI.

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