By Rebecca Dann
The Ohio branch of Obama for America and the Kenyon Democrats will host a campus kickoff this Sunday, Feb. 26 to encourage students to get involved in President Obama’s re-election campaign. The team hopes to feature speeches from several students, including President of the Kenyon College Democrats Jon Green ’14, describing how Obama’s efforts over the past four years have impacted them.
In addition to student speakers, Knox County Democratic Party Chair Adam Gilson and Obama for America in Central Ohio Regional Field Director David Alridge will both instruct students about participating in Obama’s campaign this year at Kenyon.
Matthew Metz ’13, an organizing fellow with the campaign, stressed the importance of enthusiasm among the students for the upcoming election.
“We need to let people know that, although the fight to win will not be easy, Obama and his administration will certainly be ready for it,” Metz said.
The kickoff will also educate students about the campaign strategy Obama is planning for Knox County and Ohio, which is a pivotal swing state. Currently, 30 students plan to attend, but the campaign team is hoping for many more.
“I encourage all students to come, and hope for as many as 100 students,” Metz said.
The kickoff will start at 3:00 p.m. and run through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in Ascension 220 (Philomathesian Hall). Pizza will be served.