“Never underestimate the power that you have. That one conversation that you have, that one new volunteer that you recruit, that could be the one that puts this election over the top. That could be the difference between us waking up on November the 7th and asking ourselves, ‘Could we have done more?’ or feeling the promise of four more years. That’s the difference—the power of one.”
—First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the difference one person can make
Supporters in Milwaukee on Thursday took the First Lady’s message to heart. At the event, a few folks shared their stories of how they joined the campaign.
“In 2008, my dad was working at the campaign’s downtown branch. He called me and he was like, ‘Do you wanna help me put out Obama signs and go knock on doors and stuff?’ And I was like ‘Really? That is so cool!’ And so I went with my dad the first time, and it was really awesome.”
Others talked about what they plan on doing between now and Election Day:
“I'm going to call, go door-to-door, and just do everything I can. And I tell friends to do the same! I try to make sure that everyone is registered, make sure everyone knows how to vote, where to vote, and things like that. I definitely have friends who I've encouraged to stay interested. This isn’t a one-year process—it's going to take a long time to fix the problems that Obama inherited.”
“I'm bringing my daughter along to everything that I do. I'm showing her by example that it’s important to be active in politics. It does make a difference. And if you want change, you have to be a part of it.”
—Ivan, along with his 9-year-old daughter, Lilly, from Waukesha
Follow Briana, Ian, and Ivan’s lead by volunteering in your neighborhood today—and remember to bring along some friends.