“As college students, we must understand that we don’t just sleep and study in Charlotte. We need to understand that we are a part of what makes our city so diverse and unique.”
- Brent D. Garrison, Executive Vice President 2010-2011
Johnson and Wales University, Charlotte Campus SGA
…and there it is. After Alannah and I contacted the six college/university Student Government Associations in Charlotte, North Carolina, that was my favorite response we received. Not only did that catch my attention, but it held me. It reminded me of poetry. Those two sentences painted the bigger picture of a Get Out To Vote effort, painted a bigger picture than just meeting requirements and timelines. I am realizing how much Alannah and I’s Can You Hear Us Now? Get Out To Vote effort can be empowering to Charlotte’s college students. It will bring the college community together, demolish the lines of division that exist.
See, I don’t know what it was about last week, but it was definitely a good week. All SGA’s in the Charlotte are showed some type of interest. And honestly, I’m surprised, but pleased. And phone banking? Last week it wasn’t bad at all. I think Alannah and I whined so hard that when it was finally time to do it, it wasn’t bad at all! Quick even. It was like three hours was nothing!
Sometimes it’s so hard to work hours and hours straight and not see any of the work that you’ve done. I’m glad last week wasn’t one of those weeks though. Our packets to send out to each college/university is almost done. We’ve had constant communication with each Student Government. Arranged to register incoming freshmen at JCSU’s Freshmen Ortientation. Helped new naturalized citizens with registering to vote. Met with Jennifer Roberts, Chairman of the County Commission.
And even though we’re working our butts off, I’ll admit that I’m having a lot of fun at the same time. Like Alannah said, our choir is hiliarious. With her, Robert, and my tunes going 24/7, it always gives good laughs. And the stories that Robert always makes sure that he finds time to tell us, lets just say I’m going to have a WHOLE lot of memories to take with me after this summer.
Welp. Had to take a moment out to blog. Back to work I go. Be back in a few days. Hopefully I’ve kept you entertained until then.
Much love, peace, & happiness <3