Canvassing Cincinnati: Jasmine’s experience as a first-time volunteer
Obama for America Ohio | By Jasmine on June 3, 2012
Last weekend, I knocked on doors for the first time as a canvasser in Cincinnati. I did it because I care deeply about re-electing President Obama. I didn’t know what to expect, but I left the day with a strong sense of accomplishment, and it all started with a visit to barackobama.com.
I had heard from a friend that the campaign was having a big weekend, and figured now was the perfect time to really get out there.
After clicking on “find an event” under the volunteer tab, I entered my zipcode and found an event near me that I could attend.
I was nervous at first. After all, I had never done anything like this before. But the welcome and preparation I received from my neighborhood team calmed my fears.
After going over the “Dos and Don’t’s” of canvassing, we were handed our walk packets. Each packet contained a list of voters to reach out to, voter registration forms, and a handy list of accomplishments proving that President Obama has moved Ohio and America forward.
By the time we headed out to knock on doors, I was more than ready. My confidence rose street by street and door by door—each new supporter a reminder that this work is both important and fun.
And it wouldn’t have happened without a trip to barackobama.com. The next time I attend an event, I’ll bring a friend. Because if we want this country to move forward under President Obama’s leadership, we’ll all need to take an active role in it.
Everyday new folks like Jasmine are stepping up to help move this country forward—sign up to volunteer today.
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