This is a re-post from the Official South Carolina Democratic Party Blog.
Welcome to the SCDP Convention blog! Over the next few weeks I’ll be updating the blog with some information about the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. During the actual convention (Sept 3-6), the blog will be updated several times a day with posts from within the convention hall as well as the other events surrounding the convention. If you’ve got thoughts, comments, or suggestions for posts feel free to leave a comment below!
In just under a month President Barack Obama will take the stage in Charlotte, NC and layout his case for why America should re-elect him to a second term. Four years ago I was watching our future President address the nation on TV and wished I could be there in person. I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be going to Charlotte, NC as a delegate representing South Carolina this fall.
I graduated from the College of Charleston in May of 2008 and knew that Barack Obama had to be our next President. After some deliberating I packed up my life at the end of June and spent the next 6 months as a field organizer for the Obama campaign in southern Ohio. The hours were long and the work was far from glamourous but it all paid off in the end when we elected President Obama.
As I sat in a community center in Chillicothe, OH back in 2008 I promised myself that I would work hard to be at the next convention. I returned to Charleston after the election and became even more involved with political process and four years later I’m excited for this opportunity.
I think all of us here in South Carolina should be excited about the Democratic Convention whether you will be attending in person, tuning in on TV, or following along by reading the blog here. For southerners it’s a great chance for us to show off why we are proud to live in the South, and for Democrats specifically it is a chance to highlight why we need to work hard to re-elect one of the best Presidents we’ve had.
That’s all for this post. Next time I’ll answer one of the main questions I get when I tell people I’m going to the convention, which is “How did you become a delegate?” Check back for that and much more over the coming few days and weeks.