Centennial State Millennials

Meet Mercedes, a CSU freshman fighting for Hillary

1. Where are you from?

I was born in conservative Utah and lived there until I was 16 years old, when my family moved to Loveland, Colorado.

2. Where are you volunteering as a campaign fellow?

This past summer, I became a fellow at the Fort Collins office (in my opinion, the best office).

3. Who are you fighting for?

I fight for my family, sisters, friends, and all women. I fight for people of all sexualities, races, and religious affiliations. My purpose in life is to be the person who defends and cherishes every person I encounter. My passion for politics fuels me to work on the campaign and to hopefully have the opportunity to serve as a politician later in life so I can protect and defend people on a wider scale.

4. What’s your favorite part of the campaign fellowship?

Meeting and working with like-minded people every single day—especially my field organizer, Jack, who takes the time to help me expand out of my comfort zone while refining my interactive, organizational, and leadership skills.

5. Why volunteer?

I’ve always told my friends that the reason I volunteer is to make a difference, whether that’s helping other students, serving at the soup kitchen, or stopping Donald Trump from becoming our commander in chief. Our communities are stronger when everyone takes the time to contribute and give back, which extends as far as unifying our nation by making a collective action to promote progressive values that will benefit the nation as a whole.

5. Give us three fun facts!

  • I could listen to the Beatles every single day for the rest of my life and wouldn’t even be mad about it.
  • Jupiter’s moon Io has the most active volcanoes of any body in our solar system.
  • I’ve read the Harry Potter series nine times.

Volunteer with Mercedes and the rest of the Colorado team! Sign up today.

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