Friday, July 11, 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.
If you don’t know Zach, you should. At 14, he’s not only the youngest person at the CD-5 office, he arguably also has the most energy. On his first day, Zach arrived a whole four hours early, ready and itching to do whatever he could.
“I think a lot of people my age think politics is a very grown up thing,” says Zach who will be a Freshman at Southwest High School in the fall. “But they’re also starting to realize how important it is. And I think it’s important to realize this sooner rather than later.”
The Field Organizers say they would like to take credit for finding Zach and bringing him to the campaign, but the truth is that he sought them out. “I was on a school trip to D.C. and we got to meet with Congressman Ellison,” explains Zach. “The Congressman and I both showed interest in me volunteering for the campaign, so when I came back I made some emails and ended up here.”
For someone so young, his passion for civic engagement is astounding, especially when he talks about why getting involved in politics is important. “People often complain that the only way to be heard is to spend money, but that’s just not true,” says Zach. “Getting involved is the most important thing you can do to be heard.”
It’s volunteers like this that make our campaign as dynamic as it is. Thanks for your service, keep up the good work, and good luck in high school, Zach!
P.S. Zach’s favorite food is “anything with bread and cheese.”
With just 115 days to go until the election, we need you to join Zach and be a part of our team.
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