A letter from Krystal Unwin (Field Organizer) at the Obama HQ posted to all of you who’ve been volunteering at the Merriem Street Office.
I want to give HUGE UPS to the students who smashed the contact record yesterday while I was in Lansing! Our canvassers were Corey, Cameron, Kassi, and Justin. They knocked on 271 doors, and got 179 CONTACTS!!!!! Congrats on smashing the goal, guys! On the phones, Jake made 198 calls, and our first-timer Jamie made 134 calls. Way to go! Without your help, our area WOULD NOT have hit our goals. Thanks to your hard work, we did. I could not ask for a better Barackstar team. As far as other individual day records go, some of our other top canvassers and callers have been Jen, Mariah, Samantha, Brittney, Alexandra, Tyler, Julia and Crystal. If I did not mention your name, you are still doing FANTASTIC work! I want you to know that each and every one of you inspire me everyday. When I am tired because I’ve only slept three hours, it is YOU all that make me get up in the morning. I have never met a group of people so motivated, and so inspiring. Keep up the great work. In the statewide training in Lansing, other Field Organizers from across the state were asking me how I was hitting my very difficult goals. I told them “Oakridge High School in Muskegon!” I told them about all of the work you do, and how involved you are. I told them about your work in the Superduper club. Let me tell you, they were all jealous. You guys rock, and I am very lucky to be working with all of you. Last thing: If you are really being excused from school for election day, or the day before please let me know. I have to fill shifts, and they are mostly canvass shifts. Our GOTV starts Saturday, November 1st, and doesn’t stop until ater the polls close on November 4th. If you are able to help, the shifts are 9:00am, 12:00, and 4:00. Please let me know as soon as possible. You will be well taken care of; fed and hydrated!! Thank you guys again from the bottom of my heart, and please know that I COULD NOT do this without you!
And from Me – Mr Wood – I am so proud of you guys. To have Krystal, a field organizer from a national presidential campaign – so supportive, so thankful and vocal about the work you guys are doing is absolutely GREAT! You represent this school. You represent your generation. And you are doing so with dignity and enthusiasm and intelligence. It is your world! Continue to take the reigns and make it a better place for all of us.