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Faces of the Campaign: Annejanet Harp

Name: Annejanet Harp
Campaign role: Neighborhood Team Leader
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
Organizing in: Columbia, South Carolina

Q1. What do you do for the campaign?

I’m a neighborhood team leader, helping to identify supporters of President Obama in my community. I spend a lot of time recruiting volunteers and distributing information about the President’s accomplishments. Phonebanking is a big part of my life and I usually make calls from the time I get off my day job as a pharmacist until about 8:30 each evening. I am just excited to do anything I can to help the President.

Q2. How did you first come to the campaign?

I first came to the Obama campaign in early 2007, when I attended a house meeting held by another supporter. I identified with and believed in then-Senator Obama’s urgency for health care reform. Later in 2007, I attended Camp Obama—a place to train volunteers in the basics of political organizing—in Washington, D.C. When I returned to South Carolina, I became active in the campaign helping to organize my neighborhood, and was proud to be given the title of super volunteer. During the general election in 2008, I had a staff position working alongside the South Carolina political director.

Q3. What’s your favorite part of your role?

I have two favorite things: the first is persuading my neighbors to get involved with the campaign and seeing them blossom in their roles; and second is informing people of the President’s many accomplishments.

Q4. What’s the most unexpected part of your role?

I am still amazed when people are misinformed about the Affordable Care Act—a lot of folks still don’t understand what the law means for them, but I try to educate people even if I get frustrated.

Q5. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

When I have time, I enjoy vacationing at Kiawah Island and Charleston, South Carolina.

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