This weekend is a big weekend for us here in Nevada. The First Lady has challenged us to bring as many of our friends out to register voters as we can because, in her words, "It takes one."
We think one of our organizers, Randi L., best sums up what that means to us with a story from this week.
I went outside of the grocery store in our office complex to do some last-minute VR after canvassing tonight.
The first man I met was a Purple Heart recipient from the Vietnam War. He had scars on his face, his memory was admittedly not what it used to be, and he shook while he spoke.
Yet when I walked away after registering him to vote, he thanked me for the service I am doing for our country. Me.
Simple conversations like this one honestly remind me why I am here--not only are we helping to re-elect President Obama, but we are ensuring that our fellow Americans embrace their right to vote.
Not only have people died defending that right, but they have fought to help others gain this fundamental tenet of democracy, and I will do everything I can to honor those individuals and make sure we register everyone to vote.
It just takes one. One person to reach out to another, that's how we win—not just an election, but as a nation.
To work with amazing organizers like Randi sign up here to volunteer in Nevada.