Friday, August 29, 2014
Every Friday, the Ellison Campaign highlights a Volunteer of the Week to show our appreciation for all of our volunteers’ hard work. We can’t do this without them! Make a difference and click here to sign up to volunteer.
It's the end of August, the campaign is heating up and our Volunteer of the Week is Kemah Duopu. Joane McAfee, an Ellison Organizer, said that Kemah is “a reliable hard and thorough friend and volunteer. She hasn't cancelled or missed a shift yet and she's been into volunteer every week without complaining. :-)” Kemah credits her volunteer status as a young Democrat and her primary contribution to the campaign because she wanted to help out a good friend.
Kemah got started volunteering for the campaign with Joane, an Ellison Organizer. Joane is a good friend and asked Kemah if she would be interested in helping out with the campaign. Luckily at the time, Kemah "had nothing to do on the weekend," since then she has continued to volunteer for campaign because she believes, “if you're not into politics, politics is into you.”
Kemah is very dedicated to her volunteering and believes that being involved with a campaign is important. Kemah is the daughter of a Libyan immigrant, she was raised in the twin cities and is a single mother of a 5 year old. She currently has a full time job with Wells Fargo wealth management in their trust account division. Kemah also attends Hennepin Community College pursuing continued education in finance management until she transfers to the University of St. Thomas. When asked about what inspired you to continue volunteering with a busy schedule she said “We need to remind people that to make a difference the first thing you can do is vote.” Kemah knows that the work she is doing helps make sure the work done every election keeps this country moving forward.
When asked if Kemah had a message to folks headed to the polls this election, she said “You can sit there and complain or get up and find a solution. Voting is one way your voice can find solutions.”
Thank you for your exceptional work Kemah, we’re so glad you decided to volunteer!
With just 66 days to go until the election, we need you to join Kemah and be a part of our team.
Click here to get involved.