Campaign staff, Summer Organizers and Volunteers hit downtown Denver this past Saturday to register voters at the Denver PrideFest, an annual event celebrating LGBT culture. Volunteers were stationed at a booth inside the festival and stationed themselves outside the festival, ensuring that those attending PrideFest got registered to vote or updated their voter registration with their current address. Volunteers were empowering citizens from all walks of life, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation or political preferences.
“Saturday was an awesome start as we build our presence in the area,” said Summer Organizer Kerri E. “It was also a test of our ability to be flexible. Our volunteers kept the energy level high and proved how enthusiastic Coloradans are.”
Summer Organizers and Volunteers undergo training and build relationships before heading out to register voters at this weekend’s PrideFest.
The PrideFest event was only one of many such voter registration drives held in Colorado this weekend as part of our National Day of Action, a countrywide effort to empower citizens to make sure their voices are heard with a vote in our democratic political process. Volunteers working the Denver PrideFest started as early as 9 a.m., and by the end of the day we had collected hundreds of voter registration forms and “I’m In” cards with people’s commitment to help re-elect President Obama in 2012.