Centennial State Millennials: Oliver

Oliver, 18, is inspired by his great-grandma’s support for Hillary

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Oliver and I’m 18 years old. I’m a campaign fellow in my hometown, Loveland.

2. Who are you fighting for?

I am fighting for my great-grandma, Big Nana. When Hillary ran for president in 2008, my great-grandma could not have been more excited. Big Nana was born at a time where women couldn’t vote, so to be alive when a women was running for president was unbelievable to her. Unfortunately, she has since passed away but her excitement for Hillary is something I will remember forever.

3. What’s your favorite thing about being a part of the campaign?

The best part is connecting with different kinds of people. So far, I have had the opportunity to talk to so many incredible people and hear their stories, all of which could not be more interesting. I really love those conversations.

4. Why should people volunteer?

Whether it’s because they’re working two jobs due to low minimum wage or have to stay home with their kids because child care is unaffordable, many people can’t make it out to volunteer—and they need people fighting for them. If you have the time, even just an hour, come in and volunteer for the people who need it.

Sign up here to volunteer with Oliver and the rest of the Colorado team!