With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, fourteen heavily bundled volunteers headed out to canvass neighborhoods to register voters. On a day in Flagstaff when staying indoors, catching a football game and drinking hot cocoa was tempting, what would inspire such dedication to face the cold and head door to door?
President Barack Obama.
He is fighting to give voice to the teachers, construction workers, students, and veterans struggling in this economy. He is fighting for us; we need to fight for him.
“I don’t feel like we have much of a choice” says volunteer Jan Curtis, “I felt compelled to fight for people’s voice to be heard. Students out there can’t afford higher education, and don’t get me started on the need for healthcare.”
“President Obama has fought so hard for so many people. We need someone like him as our President. I don’t want someone who thinks corporations are people and leaves gay people, minorities, the middle class and women to fend for themselves,” says Kevin Kirchmeier, part of the new Students for Obama chapter at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Joe Hill, another volunteer says, “I’m motivated because I am young and my voice will be heard. Change can’t happen in just four years and I will be there no matter what the conditions to make sure that positive change occurs in our nation, to make sure people understand that he is the right choice if we want a successful future in this country. Furthermore, this campaign won’t be successful unless we the people take a stand and do something for our country. I want to inspire others the way that our President has inspired me.”
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