Friday, August 24, 2012
Every Friday, the Ellison Campaign will highlight 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.
Natalie Cherne first got involved in politics when she was only sixteen years old. At the time, she partnered with Organizing for America to help pass the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s where I fell in love with politics,” she explains.
Ever since she started volunteering her time as an intern this past June, Natalie has brightened the Ellison Campaign office with her positive attitude and passion for good old-fashioned community organizing.
“I make a bunch of phone calls, then I make more phone calls, then I go on a door knock, and then make more phone calls,” she laughs.
Around our office, Natalie is known as a calling machine.
“She’s certainly earned the title,” notes Andrew Virden, the Ellison Campaign’s apartment organizer (and Natalie’s supervisor). “Despite the large number of calls she makes, Natalie never sacrifices quantity of calls for the quality of her conversations with voters.”
Natalie will soon return to Kalamazoo College in Michigan, but she plans to take her passion for politics back with her. “The other volunteers, interns, and staff at the campaign inspire me. People work really hard every day and they truly care about what they’re doing. I love the energy.”
“If you had told my 16-year-old self that one day I was going to intern on the Ellison Campaign and meet so many amazing people, I wouldn’t have believed it. You won’t know until take action and get involved.”
Volunteers will make the difference this election. We need you to join Natalie and be part of our team.