We, as a team, have had an incredible journey. Last July, we came together as neighborhood team leaders supporting Barack Obama’s campaign. Our group was an improbable mix. A CPA, a retired schoolteacher, a small-business owner and a college student made up our core team.
Our larger pool of volunteers ranged in age from 7 to 82. We knew there was something extraordinary happening when Americans, who are young in age and in spirit, came together because they knew in their hearts that this time had to be different.
We helped organize our community into a group of people who knocked on doors on the hottest days and eventually the frigid cold and dark. They left their families night after night to volunteer on phone banks that we worked until our voices were hoarse and our feelings numb to those who responded hatefully.
As we prepare for the inauguration of our new president, we are happy, proud, and exhausted. We are better for the work we did, the thousands of doors we knocked on, the thousands of telephone calls we made.
We all made this change possible, and we thank you for your part in it.
Members, Missouri Team Obama