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My role in history: volunteering for the candidate

By Taylor Tagawa

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 12, 2012

~~<p>Dozens of homes, hundreds of cars and 500 phone calls later, I am not the same person that I was before volunteering for a political campaign. This experience opened my eyes to the realities of the political campaigning process and gave me a new view of democracy. Through volunteering, I gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of the democratic process while learning important lessons that all responsible citizens, young or old, can benefit from. I learned these important lessons through my interactions the campaign, participation in campaign tasks and encounters with volunteers.</p>
<p>Although walking through the large doors of the campaign headquarters took a great deal of courage, I was forced to put my fears aside in the face of an intimidating situation. My first impressions of the campaign surprised me, as I found a nearly deserted office with the lights off and just one man at the front desk instead of the bustling headquarters I had envisioned.</p>
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Dozens of homes, hundreds of cars and 500 phone calls later, I am not the same person that I was before volunteering for a political campaign. This experience opened my eyes to the realities of the political campaigning process and gave me a new view of democracy. Through volunteering, I gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of the democratic process while learning important lessons that all responsible citizens, young or old, can benefit from. I learned these important lessons through my interactions the campaign, participation in campaign tasks and encounters with volunteers.

Although walking through the large doors of the campaign headquarters took a great deal of courage, I was forced to put my fears aside in the face of an intimidating situation. My first impressions of the campaign surprised me, as I found a nearly deserted office with the lights off and just one man at the front desk instead of the bustling headquarters I had envisioned. Login for more...



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