The next class of organizing fellows is about to be picked for the last
few months of this election in key battleground states like
Pennsylvania -- and I think you should apply. I did, and I just spent
an amazing summer organizing in North Carolina.
We've all got a personal story of why we support the President, and now
more than ever, you've got to put it into action. Whether you're
retired, in school, or just want to pitch in for President Obama's
campaign as much as you can, becoming an Obama organizing fellow is the
way to do it.
Get started with your application now.
It's up to all of us to make sure that every family has a shot at the
American dream -- because that's really what's on the line this fall.
I became an organizing fellow in North Carolina because President Obama
is working to help families like mine make a life for ourselves. My
parents immigrated to the United States from India to go to college.
They started from scratch, and taught me that if you put your heart
into something and work hard, you should be able to make it in this
country. I couldn't be more proud of what my parents have accomplished.
What motivates me to get up in the morning and go to work for this
election is the opportunity to hear the stories of people from all
walks of life, see what issues matter to them, and find the ways in
which we can relate to one another. Plus, the local feel of this
organization -- going out in your own neighborhood to make a difference
for people around the block, or around the country -- is really
Fellows are going to do some of our most critical organizing across the
country this fall -- and with just a little more than 100 days to go
until every last vote is cast, you can bet that your role is going to
be a big one. You'll do everything from organizing voter registration
drives and team events, to training new volunteers, to managing your
team's data, and even helping out at rallies with the President, Vice
President, or First Lady.
And when voting starts, you'll be on the front lines helping get folks
near you to the polls, and helping run one of the biggest
get-out-the-vote operations this country has ever seen.
A fellowship this fall will be an unforgettable experience. It's an
unpaid position, and it'll be a lot of work, but at the end of every
long day you'll feel the change you've made.
So, are you ready to take this on?
Apply to be an organizing fellow in Pennsylvania this fall:
Sowmya Aditi Mangipudi
North Carolina Organizing Fellow