Yesterday, Young Americans for Obama held its first-ever nation-wide phone bank. Supporters from around the country made calls using the campaign’s online call tool to fellow young people, asking them to join Young Americans for Obama and to get involved with the campaign. By the end of the day, the Young Americans for Obama Dashboard group made over 8,000 calls—and the phone bank was a success.
Rosa, a student at Colorado College and native Coloradan spoke highly of the online call tool:
“I hope it catches on with people throughout the campaign. It’s easy to use and you can access it whenever you have some free time. That’s what I did—whenever I had a free second, I’d make a call.”
Jake, a student at Tulane University in New Orleans, recalled a memorable conversation:
“I talked to a recent college graduate named James. As I told him I was calling from the campaign, he seemed really fired up to hear from us. Despite having a hectic work schedule, he signed up to volunteer. It was great hearing from someone who cared so much about helping the President.”
Sam, a student at Washington University in St. Louis, remarked on the call campaign as a whole:
“I enjoyed these phone calls so much. Around half of the people I actually spoke to were willing to get involved with helping President Obama! Even those individuals who were too busy to volunteer seemed excited. I’m glad that fellow young Americans are dedicated to moving forward.”
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