As many of you know, or I hope that you know, that this year’s General Election is the Presidential Election and we will be electing who will be in the White House this coming January. Like many Presidential Election, this is the time that most people go out and vote while the rest of the time we let the absentee ballot sit in the junk mail pile or we find an excuse why we don’t have time to vote.
I’ll be honest, there were a few times that I didn’t take the time to vote because it was an inconvenient for me. That last statement is probably not the best thing for me to admit, but it happens. There’s so much going in our personal life that we (chose to) forget that it’s election time and don’t have the time to go out and vote. Work, school, relationships, polling locations, unaware about certain details of propositions, etc. are reasons that some of us make up not to vote.
Now that I am finished with college and have grown more mature, I have a better understanding on the importance of voting. Well I’ve always knew that voting was important but this time I actually care about what happens on my street, in my community, city, county, state, and nation that I am making a commitment to vote every time the opportunity comes up. To vote is not just my right but a privilege that many people do not have, not just in the US but in many parts of the world.
To mark this year as a year of change and growth for me, I am continuing the growth process by being active with Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. The way that I am being active with the campaign is by volunteering my time with the local Obama campaign party in San Francisco. Thursday was the first time that I was part of a campaign to help someone into office. It was great meeting other volunteers, like myself, that are passionate in getting Obama reelected into office.
Today I did some cold calls telling folks that their past support for Obama is greatly appreciated and asked them if they are still in support of Obama. If they were in support of Obama, I would also ask if they would like to volunteer their time to help make sure that Obama stays in office. Asides from cold calling, I also did some simple data entry.
Over all it was a great experience and I am glad that I took the time to volunteer to be involved with the Obama reelection campaign. I look forward to next week’s volunteer event with the great folks that I met and fire people up to hit the polling stations in June and November.
To learn more about the campaign and/or want to be involved with the campaign, click here: OBAMA 2012