Yesterday wrapped up our second day of welcoming and training the newest members of our team—our 2011 Wisconsin summer organizers! 33 excited organizers joined us in Milwaukee for a chance to meet each other, and learn from our talented volunteer leaders and staff. They learned everything from the importance of their personal story in organizing, how to run a phone bank, and even digital organizing strategies—all exciting tools they will take with them as they work across the state this summer.
Our summer organizers come to our program this summer from all walks of life—this is not just a group of college students here for a summer internship. The group represented all ages, and some even moved to Wisconsin across the country to join our team.
Jerome, a Los Angeles resident, said
“This is where the action is. Wisconsin is where I needed to be.”