Alex and her father during a neighborhood canvass on Father's Day.
I’m a 20-year-old Field Organizer living my dream working for the President in Las Cruces, NM! I started as a volunteer in summer 2011, and was accepted as an Organizing Fellow in January 2012.
As an Organizing Fellow, I learned the ins and outs of campaigns, making phone calls, registering voters, canvassing the neighborhoods of Las Cruces and organizing students and educators around New Mexico State University. And I found a social family that shared my commitment to moving our nation forward.
Now, as a full-time Field Organizer, I have a responsibility – and an opportunity -- that is not only a personal achievement, but also a commitment New Mexico voters and the country I love.
This is personal for me. As a college student, I now carry health insurance because of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
But it’s not just about my life.
My three-year old brother has a disability -- a condition he was born with was one that the insurance companies deemed a “pre-existing” condition. Because of the Affordable Care Act my little brother is alive today and receiving the care he needs to live a healthy, toddler-sized lifestyle.
My mother suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to Obamacare, she can now afford medication for treatment.
I’m fighting hard every day to re-elect President Obama for kids like my brother, for women like my mother, and for young adults like me. The experience I had as an Organizing Fellow gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to pursue my Field Organizer position… and is opening doors for me I never thought possible. Becoming part of something bigger than me feels wonderful.
Make a difference in your life… and in your community. Apply to be an Organizing Fellow at http://ofa.bo/nmfellows.