Volunteer of the Week: Robert Crowley

Friday, September 21, 2012

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.

Robert Crowley spent a lot of time on the phone over his career. Now that he’s retired, he puts his communication skills to use by volunteering for the Ellison Campaign.

“I’ve got lots of time on my hands right now, so I got involved. It just made sense to do something that would help improve our society” he says.

Years ago, Robert would have described himself as a “centrist—or maybe slightly to the right.” That all changed when he began noticing “a lot of injustice over the last 25 years,” which caused a shift in his political views and inspired him to get active.
“The more I educated myself, the more I got involved” says Robert. “I started with a group of my friends, and then I began to get involved with political campaigns.”

After volunteering with the Obama campaign in 2008, Robert joined the Ellison Campaign in 2010 shortly before the election. This year, he has been coming in to the Ellison office every Thursday night to have one-on-one conversations with voters about what’s at stake. “It’s cliché, but this truly is the election of a lifetime. It’ll determine where the country goes,” he says.

As he election gets closer, Robert is planning on volunteering even more.

“He’s the kind of person that lifts everyone’s spirits,” says Michael Ohama, community organizer with the Ellison Campaign. “His enthusiasm rubs off on the people he works with. Volunteers come in to volunteer with Robert.”

With the election less than fifty days away, he encourages others to get involved as well. “Come on in and give it a try,” says Robert. “The hardest part is starting the process. Once you get here, it’s easy.”

Volunteers will make the difference in this election. We need you to Robert and be a part of our team.

Click here to get involved.

 

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