100 Stories: Danny Randell
Danny shares a similar mindset toward public service as Hillary. He believes if you are in a position to help — you should help as much as you can for as long as you can. He is fighting for everyone in every zip code of North Carolina to have a fair shot at success. For him, he knows that America’s principle of inclusivity is at stake, and he wants to make sure every American feels welcomed here at home.
When I was 12 years, the old the house next to mine burned down. We weren’t close with our neighbors but my family threw a bake sale for them, and the lesson that taught me was that it doesn’t matter if you know somebody personally or if you don’t — if you are in a position to help somebody, help them get back on their feet, or help them overcome an obstacle, then you have an obligation to do that.
Since that day, my main goal in life has been to be a public servant. I just want to help people. Knowing what’s at stake in this election, volunteering was the easiest way for me to get involved.
Anybody who wants to get involved, do it immediately. Even if you don’t think that every single vote can change an election, just know that you can play a part, and that the more people who get involved in something, the greater it is.
To those that haven’t gotten involved yet, I would ask you to think about when your family came to America. Think about what would happen if this country decided, “I don’t know if I want you or your family here,” or if your family had to take a test to get in. Think about whether that is right or wrong. Think about whether you would be here, or whether your family would be here, and whether all the opportunities you have would be afforded to you.
My family came to this country in the late 1800s on one side and the early 1900s on the other. Hearing candidates talk today about ethnicity tests and these barriers to getting into the United States makes me think, “Would my family be allowed here if they came from a place that had political turmoil? Would I be here today trying to help make sure that other people can have that life?”
I’m going to do whatever I can to make sure that we are electing candidates that fight for everyone, not just people from a certain zip code; people ensuring that opportunity is equal and that anybody can come to this country and succeed. That’s really what motivates me on a daily basis.
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