The PJ Tatler

Can a Gal be a Fellow in Obama's Organizer Army?

I just received a personal invitation from Michelle Obama to walk into the light.

Friend —

I’m writing because Barack needs you out there this summer.

Through the Organizing Fellowship program, you can work in a full-time volunteer position, learn the principles of field organizing, and then carry out important grassroots activities on the ground.

“Full-time volunteer position” = you ain’t gonna get paid. So Barack doesn’t need you all that bad.

This summer, thousands of these organizing fellows

What about the gals?

are going to help lead our grassroots organization — recruiting volunteers and running events to help more people make their voices heard.

It’s an amazing experience — one that could change your life while shaping this country for decades to come.

Well, that’s a frightening line.

Apply now to be a summer organizing fellow, or pass this note along to someone you know who might be interested.

If you take a position as a fellow, you’ll help more people to step up at the local level, where there are so many opportunities to make so much change.

So we’ll be organizing at a toll booth?

You’ll register voters, recruit and train volunteers, run phone banks, have conversations with people on their front porches, and build the relationships that will bring your community together to fight for progress.

My community isn’t interested in your definition of progress, but thanks.

There will be difficult days, and long ones, too. But being an organizer is one of the best experiences you can have working in politics.

So great you won’t even realize you’re working for free!

The people who take on this challenge will not only help move this country forward — they’ll also become the next generation of leaders.

The strength of this organization comes from the people involved. We never could have come this far without folks like you who have a passion for organizing and a commitment to finishing what we started together.

If you’re ready to play a critical role in our grassroots campaign, apply now — or forward this note to someone you know who may be interested:

Thank you,