A couple weeks ago, President Obama sat down for lunch with
six of the campaign's summer organizers to thank them for their
work and share some of the lessons he learned when he was a
first-time community organizer himself.
He made the time because organizing is at the heart of this
movement. It's how we're building our operation from the ground
up over the next 14 months.
As we pause this weekend to celebrate the working men and
women in our country who fought for the right to organize, it's
worth taking a few minutes to listen to what the President had to
say -- and think about how we'll organize this campaign in the
months to come.
Check out this video from the President's lunch to hear him speak
in his own words about what it means to organize. Then will you
sign up to be a volunteer for 2012 in your area?
Yes, I'll sign up to volunteer:
No, but I'll watch the video:
Not right now, but I'll chip in $5 to help build the campaign:
Labor Day has added significance in the political calendar -- it's seen
as the moment when the race for the Republican nomination will
really heat up.
That means we need to be prepared for even more false attacks
on the President's record as our prospective opponents try to build
their own campaigns.
But we'll win this election the same way we won the last one: through
people stepping up locally, taking the lead in the communities they
Some supporters will dedicate months to this campaign, while others
will pop in for a few volunteer shifts here and there. Any time and
expertise you can share helps grow this organization -- and brings
people together to make our country greater.
That's a strategy our prospective opponents won't follow.
Watch the video, then sign up to volunteer in your community:
Our job from now until November 2012 is to keep working to bring
more people into the political process. And that begins and ends with
Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend.