Last week I had the opportunity to introduce Vice President Biden before his speech at my school, New York University. I never thought that I’d have the chance to do something as exciting (and nerve-wracking) as this.
I began volunteering with Organizing for America as a summer organizer last year in my home state of New Hampshire. I worked with volunteers in my community and began building the neighborhood teams that are the heart of this grassroots campaign. When I returned to school in New York, I got connected with the campaign office here and began organizing a team of students at NYU. Working together, we built a team of motivated volunteers, and have made thousands of phone calls, registered hundreds of new voters, and taken several trips to the important battleground state of Pennsylvania.
I was proud to talk about my organizing to the audience at Vice President’s NYU speech last week, hoping it would energize some of the crowd to get involved in this campaign. I was even prouder to tell the Vice President about what we’ve done on campus to help him and President Obama win in November. From making college more affordable to health care and equal pay for women, this election matters to students and young people across the country.
Join me in organizing in your community or on your campus—sign up to be part of Young Americans for Obama today.