Sherie and Will go over their canvass route prior to heading out to register voters on Saturday.
This weekend in South St. Louis, volunteers participated in the kick-off for the National Weekend of Action Voter Registration Drive. Two of those spending their Saturday morning canvassing were Will B. and Sherrie S., seasoned volunteers from 2008.
Will and Sherie met during the 2008 campaign and, as Sherie puts it, “just sort of bonded. So here we are again working together for President Obama’s re-election.”
Both Sherie and Will believe it’s important to register voters because it is key to a good outcome in November. Will says “If you’re not registered you can’t vote. And if you don’t vote, you don’t have a voice.”Sherie adds, “Voting is the way we can be heard. It’s the way we can bring about change. It’s the way we speak up for the issues we are concerned about.”
Sherie is volunteering today because she appreciates President Obama’s support of the LGBT community and his continuing efforts for healthcare and the economy.
“I know first-hand how important it is to support President Obama. I’m a member of the LGBT community, a breast cancer survivor, and I lost my job in the economic downturn. It doesn’t get any more personal than that. Going forward, the candidate that best serves my interests and concerns is Barack Obama.”
Will said he was participating in the day’s voter registration canvass because the “President isn’t finished and I’m not either.”
“I helped him get elected in 2008 and I certainly want to get him re-elected. I think he is doing a great job. Keeping us on the path that we are on is so important. As a labor person, and a union member, I want to work to elect someone who supports labor, and that is definitely President Obama.”
In order for President Obama to win in November, supporters need to cast their ballots for him in November. That won’t happen if they are not registered to vote. Sherie and Will are canvassing for voter registration today because they know the importance of every vote.
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