It is good to be back! My name is Luke Hayes, and I just started as the Obama Campaign Caucus Director in Nevada. Though I was born and raised in The Bronx, I have a special place in my heart for Nevada and Las Vegas. Four years ago, I made the cross country drive to work the Nevada caucus for then Senator Obama. In July of 2007 I was set loose in my turf, which consisted of southern Las Vegas and parts of Henderson. It was an amazing experience – in the 6 months leading up to the caucus I met so many incredible volunteers, like Nancy M., Mike A., Terri A. and others. When I started, few people even knew who then Senator Obama was, and even fewer knew what or how to caucus. But six months later–over 125,000 Nevadans showed up to caucus, knowing full well of the Senator from Illinois.
Nine months later in November 2008, President Obama won Nevada by 12 points – and I thought to all of those volunteers that started in the summer of 2007, and how their hard work had finally paid off. I know that the intensity of that contest won’t be replicated this time around, what we saw in the primary truly was historic – but I look forward to engaging and educating Democrats and supporters of the President all across the state, from Elko to Searchlight, Reno to Las Vegas, and everywhere in between, to come join us and show their strength in organizing again.
We have 9 months to go, and I can’t wait to get started. If you’re as excited as me – come check out our office here 2475 S. Jones Bvld, Suite 7, Las Vegas, NV 89151 or here 1465 Terminal Way, Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502. Don’t wait—get involved today!