This past Saturday was the first day of action for voter registration in the 2012 Obama campaign, and here in Arkansas, our group of summer organizers and volunteers stepped up and did their part. We had groups canvass throughout the communities of Conway, Little Rock, and Fayetteville on Saturday and Sunday. Here are what a few of our summer organizers had to say about their first day of action:
Jordain: The Day of Action at the Fayetteville Farmers Market Saturday was a success. Five volunteers helped out, we collected 36 “I’m In” Cards, and registered three voters! It was a great way to meet both new and long-time Democratic supporters, while participating in a quintessential Fayetteville event. Even though the crowd began to thin out around noon, we were still able to get a lot of work done for the community and the campaign!
Luiza: The National Day of Action in Conway took place both in the local farmer's market and the Juneteenth Celebration at Laurel Park. We were able to collect 12 voter registration forms and 26 "I'm IN" cards! It was a lovely day to be outside and getting to know various members of the Conway community. There were definitely many obstacles along the way, but it ended up being an extremely rewarding day!
Kale: The Day of Action event held this weekend was a big hit in the River Market. Several of the volunteers who signed up on barackobama.com came down to help register people to vote and ask supporters of the President if they're "IN". As a group, we registered 10 new voters and collected 17 "I'M IN" cards! While there was some opposition to what we were doing from a few passersby, the overall experience was positive and encouraging.