Being a fellow allowed me to not only care what was going on in my community and the country, but empowered me with the tools to do something about it.
I learned first-hand the powerful reality that there is more that unites us than divides us as a nation, and how that allows us to connect with neighbors we thought we had nothing in common with.
I learned through real-life experience what grassroots organizing and political campaigning can do.
All my amazing co-fellows came from different walks of life, united by a passion to make the country a little bit better place.
Together we discovered how special and uniquely fortunate it is to be the connecter between an average American and Barack Obama; to be the person who asks them to be a part of this movement.
Becoming a Fellow provided me the incomparable joy and sensations felt on the night of November 4th, 2008. Not only did we have a new President who believed in the American people, but I got to play a role in making that a reality.
And the thing is, that wasn’t really the end. I’m reminded of my experience as a fellow in 2008 every day in my current role as a Regional Field Director on President Obama’s re-election campaign. There is a lot at stake in this year’s election and right now we have a choice to play an integral role in moving the country forward or sit on the sidelines. It’s up to you, and from my experience saying “yes” and getting involved is something you won’t regret.