Now, I don’t know what you guys are up to, or how much attention you’re paying to the election (especially if you live outside the United States), but I think it’s important that if you support a candidate and you are able, you should go and try to help support their campaign. And that’s exactly what I’m doing: this evening I went to a house not too far from the Short North and did a phone bank, which basically means I called people during dinner for an hour and a half to see if they wouldn’t mind volunteering. Let me tell ya, the time seemed to fly!
It wasn’t all that difficult, really. The people you work with are friendly, and most of the time you do simple work like the phone bank. It’s the people who are paid to work on the campaign–yes, the ones who are hired by the campaign–who get the hard jobs. I had fun, and I’d like to do it again sometime.
But really, I’m just happy to give back; President Obama has done a lot for this nation, for my family, and for me, and if he and the Democrats are successful this November, they will probably do a lot more for me. With Romney’s supporters doling out the big checks, I’m putting myself out there to show that wo/manpower can beat money (manpower seems politically incorrect nowadays. Is there even a word to replace it?). And I encourage you all to come out and help too if you support the President.
And to the Romney supporters…well, we don’t agree on some issues, but I guess we both feel an obligation to our nation, so I guess help out your candidate in your way too.
I’m leaving a link to President Obama’s website below. You can use it not only to look at his platforms, but also to find volunteering oppurtunities in your own neighborhood. Have a good time!