For Jean, opening her home to friends and neighbors to talk about President Obama on a warm afternoon in Kalamazoo was a “no-brainer.”
“This movement is all about motivating people to organize in their own neighborhoods – and I want to do just that.”
House meetings are an important part of our organizing strategy – it’s an opportunity for active volunteers or supporters to gather in a relaxed setting and talk about the President’s accomplishments, what the campaign looks like and how a person can get involved through a neighborhood team.
Over a dozen attendees went around the room and introduced themselves. Julie D. came out for the President’s support of immigration reform.
“I’m here because I teach in a bilingual program and I’m pleased to see the President taking steps towards giving young people a fair path to citizenship.”
After introductions and a walk-through of the various volunteer roles and opportunities, attendees discussed what they think will be critically important in Kalamazoo – voter registration.
West Main Hill Neighborhood Team Leader Carolina explained -
“Voter registration is the absolute priority for our West Main Hill Team – people can’t vote unless they are registered!”
Attendees signed up for volunteer shifts as they left, and scheduled one-on-one meetings to find out more about how they could get involved at the Kalamazoo field office. Overall, Jean was pleased on how the house meeting went.
“It’s all about coming together. I had a blast hosting a house meeting!”
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