Michelle Obama sent this message to supporters today, encouraging folks to apply to the Obama Organizing Fellowship program:
I'm writing because Barack needs you out there this summer.
Through the Organizing Fellowship program, you can work in a full-time volunteer position, learn the principles of field organizing, and then carry out important grassroots activities on the ground.
This summer, thousands of these organizing fellows are going to help lead our grassroots organization—recruiting volunteers and running events to help more people make their voices heard.
It's an amazing experience—one that could change your life while shaping this country for decades to come.
If you take a position as a fellow, you'll help more people to step up at the local level, where there are so many opportunities to make so much change. You'll register voters, recruit and train volunteers, run phone banks, have conversations with people on their front porches, and build the relationships that will bring your community together to fight for progress.
There will be difficult days, and long ones, too. But being an organizer is one of the best experiences you can have working in politics.
The people who take on this challenge will not only help move this country forward—they'll also become the next generation of leaders.
The strength of this organization comes from the people involved. We never could have come this far without folks like you who have a passion for organizing and a commitment to finishing what we started together.
If you're ready to play a critical role in our grassroots campaign, apply now—or share this note with someone you know who may be interested.