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The Next Generation of Organizers


Hannah S. and Chelsea M. are high school students who care about more than getting their drivers license.

They were the youngest participants of our first Field Organizer Academy on Auraria Campus in Denver, where participants learned the ins and outs of organizing through interactive trainings and one on one coaching. While Hannah was expecting lessons driven by power point slides, she was surprised by the hands-on experience she gained.

“I thought it was going to be a pretty basic training, listening to lectures. But it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot because we actually did things like calling voters.”

Chelsea and Hannah turn 18 in the fall and are looking forward to casting their first ballot for the President. In the meantime, they want to help out the campaign any way they can. During the course of the day, Chelsea realized how much impact one person could have when organizing for the campaign.

“I was surprised by how far you can get in the campaign and how much you can advance the cause of the campaign.”

Both students are proud of the President’s accomplishments, and believe he needs another term to complete the work he started. Hannah decided to participate on Saturday because she feels that, “Obama needs to finish what he started to do. He needs to protect the progress he has made. And I want to be involved in that.”

If you’re interested in getting involved with the campaign, visit our events page to find out what’s happening in your community.

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