Every New Orleanian knows that when it rains here in the summer, it most certainly pours. When planning events like voter registration drives, it can throw a wrench into your plans, as Jeanell H., a neighborhood team leader, knows well. Inclement weather is so hard to predict -- even the weather forecasters don't always get it right.
On the day of Jeanell's National Day of Action event that scheduled to be at a West Bank area healthcare fair, Jeanell looked up at the sky and said, "It's probably not going to rain."
With the van loaded up with gear, Jeanell headed toward the Crescent City Connection Bridge, but before she could even get there a torrential downpour seemed to come out of nowhere. Was her voter registration event going to be rained out? The storm clouds didn't seem to want to let up.
Upon arrival, the clouds had miraculously parted to allow for the healthcare fair to proceed, and as Jeanell noted, the grounds were surprisingly "dry as a bone."
Her team collected "I'm In" cards and canvassed the crowd. Many supporters stopped by her team's table to express their support for the election of President Obama.
By all accounts the event that was supposed to be a “wash” turned out to be a success, complete with food, live music including a nine-year-old's artful rendition of the song "Do the President," and local children doing dances inspired by President Obama and First Lady Michelle.
Organizing at its finest.
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