As the school year winds down, our high school program is ramping up. Last week, we kicked off our Barack Stars high school program. Over 40 students from around the metro area gathered at the Minneapolis campaign office for the event. State Director Jeff Blodgett gave a brief overview of what the campaign is doing across the state. Jake, the Digital Director, talked about how to most effectively organize using online tools like Facebook and Twitter. Then we got to work with a phonebank and made 1,000 calls in an hour.
For a lot of high school students, this is their first time getting involved in politics. "I've never been part of a campaign. I really wanted to be involved and see what I could do to help the campaign," said Shannon E. from Wayzata High School.
Betsy B. from Southwest High School said, "The idea of a bunch of high schoolers coming together for the same cause was inspiring and I was excited to be part of that."
The next chance to get involved with Barack Star high school organizing is Thursday May 31st, when First Lady Michelle Obama is holding a call for volunteers in Minnesota at 6:30pm. Join us at the St. Paul office to listen in with other supporters, and help out with a phonebank following the call. To get on the call, you need to RSVP here.
There are so many ways to get involved, and there's too much at stake for young Americans to sit on the sidelines. The high school program is going to be a huge part of our campaign, and this event was a great way to kickoff the summer!