Our organizing fellows are hard at work building neighborhood and campus teams across the country. As the spring organizing fellowship continues, we’ll hear from a few of the organizers about the experience.
My name is Zach Little and I am a senior at Loras College. I grew up in Aurora, Illinois, and I’ll be graduating this May with a bachelor’s degree in art, with a major in politics and a minor in public relations.
I was first introduced to President Obama in the 2007 campaign. In 2008, I proudly cast my ballot for then-Senator Obama. I wanted to get involved with the campaign and contact voters, but didn't have the chance. I promised myself I would get involved when 2012 came around. So last May, when I heard through a friend that a representative from the Obama campaign would be visiting campus, I jumped at the chance.
Since joining the campaign as an organizing fellow last fall, I must say I’ve enjoyed talking with people from across Iowa, expressing their views on the President, his accomplishments, and the current state of our country. It has helped me solidify my beliefs. As a student, I would not be able to attend school without student loans, and I know the President has done a lot to make it easier to not only get but to pay back student loans. Also, as a Christian I believe that government has a role to play in providing health care to its citizens. Personally, I’m grateful I can benefit from the Affordable Care Act and continue to stay on my parents’ health care plan until I turn 26.
As an organizing fellow, I look forward to bringing together students at my school to make phone calls for the President. I’m excited to lead the intercollegiate Young Americans group, formed with the local colleges in the area: Loras College, University of Dubuque, and Clarke University. I’m ready for my time to get involved.
Stay tuned for more from Zach and other organizing fellows this spring.