Overheard in the field: Houston, Texas
Noa is a 15 year old from Texas who knows age is no barrier to getting involved in this campaign.
"Just because I am not old enough to vote doesn’t mean I am not old enough to care. What I love about President Obama is that he doesn’t shut out young people like me. Instead, we’re embraced and valued and treated just as any adult volunteer would be treated when they walk into a field office. I have tasks and responsibilities. Organizing for America has enabled me to persuade, empower, and mobilize many others to go out and vote for the President, giving voice to my political opinion, which may otherwise have been silent.
"I chose to forgo summer camp in order to participate in a summer fellowship where my days consist of phonebanking, coordinating, organizing, data entering, and emailing to get our President a second term. Instead of being at camp in the Texas Hill country, I’m usually found at grassroots events where I am constantly met with 'You’re in high school?' or 'But you’re so young!'
"When it comes to re-electing President Obama, age does not matter. Whether you’re 15 or 55—go to your local field office and make some calls."