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Carnissa-Obama

In college, you’re supposed to get involved.  Being active helps you meet people and gives you unique experiences.  This semester, I was thinking about trying something new, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.  For the first few weeks I pretty much shopped around seeing what I’d be interested in.  I’d drop by a club meeting or go to an info session to see if the org fit me.  After a while, I stumbled upon USC’s Students for Barack Obama.

I’m kind of a politics nerd, and pretty firmly a democrat.  In the midst of all of the primary elections with Super Tuesday on the horizon, SFBO seemed like the perfect org for me.  After a few phone banks where I called supporters to ask for help with the 2012 reelection campaign, I was offered a position on SFBO’s e-board where I would be able to plan fundraisers and help register new voters.

Right now I’m planning a fundraiser with Diddy Riese cookies.  Who doesn’t love cookies?!  And at the end of March, the org and I will be traveling to Las Vegas to try to keep Nevada blue in November.  Not to mention that I’m meeting more people who are just as passionate as I am about the election.

Although politics may not be for everyone, the important thing is to find a club that’s distinctively right for you.  It will enrich your college experience, and offer you opportunities to try new things and go cool places. (Did I mention I’m going to Vegas?)

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