continued “I had about a 25 to 30 percent contact rate for doors knocked,” Marshall said. “While we were in our persuasion phase people were less likely to hold conversations and more likely to close their doors. When we did turnout however, people were generally very receptive and conversational.”
While she told the class how thankful she was to have been given the opportunity and to have gained so much experience before heading to college, she said one of her favorite memories was meeting the president.
Marshall displayed a copy of the photo she had taken, and said the day she met President Obama, “he gave a speech at Norfolk State University … aimed at younger voters. When I met him I told him that I was taking a gap year and working in his campaign. He said that was great and thanked me.”
Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.