Confirmation calls, one on one meetings with new volunteers, and making plans for Memorial Day events. Just another day at the office for Community Organizer, Marie. Marie has been planning events to advance the President’s agenda since early 2009 and is now fully geared up to help keep him in office for a second term. Marie is a librarian at a local elementary school but finds as much time as possible to organize volunteers and recruit new leaders.
Earlier today Marie met with James, a pharmacist, who is eager to help but has a busy job and a long commute. Finding ways to get people like James involved and bring people together despite busy schedules and different backgrounds is part of the fun of organizing.
Marie is in because, “I’m committed to getting President Obama re-elected because I don’t believe there is any alternative.”