Next Thursday night, after the confetti has fallen, thousands of people inside Panther Stadium will be thinking about the vote that they will be casting for President Obama in two months time.
For Adrienne and Blaike from Chapel Hill, they will be thinking about the vote that they would be casting if they were 18—and the volunteer work that brought them there.
Adrienne and Blaike are high school students who spent their summer volunteering at our Chapel Hill office, earning enough hours to complete the 9-3-1 program and be part of history in Charlotte. While many of their friends were out shopping or going to movies, they were registering voters because they know how important it is for young people to get involved:
“In volunteering, I’ve realized how important it is to get young people out and registered—your vote can make a difference. As we saw when President Obama got elected in 2008, it was so important for young people. We were part of something.”—Adrienne
“Registering people to vote is so important. It’s a way for you to make your voice heard—you can show your support for a candidate or show that there is something you disagree with.”—Blaike
Blaike and Adrienne are going to be in Charlotte supporting President Obama because they know he is the only candidate fighting for their future:
“I know that President Obama is working to make college more affordable, and that’s huge for me. I’m applying to colleges right now. I want to be able to go to the college I want and be able to do well without having that financial burden.”—Adrienne
Blaike and Adrienne are ready to be part of history in Charlotte. Follow along with all of the Convention excitement.