So in 2012 when he was running for re-election my sister got a chance to work for the campaign as an intern. She worked really hard to get people to register to vote and also to get them to think and pay attention to politics. Towards the end of the campaign her boss asked a few of them if they wanted to meet President Obama because they worked so hard on the campaign.
“It felt really cool to meet and say hello to him because hearing him speak in 2008 was part of the reason why I thought that I could make a difference in the world by going to law school and becoming a lawyer. Meeting him was also really important and historic because college was the first time I really learned the history of how black people were oppressed in the U.S, so seeing a person like him become The President of The United States really motivated me because even though there are so many barriers that black people, minorities, and women face, we can still overcome them and achieve our goals.”
In the spring, my sister will start an internship at the white house with the United States Trade Representative. The person she will be working for was chosen by President Obama as the head of Trade Relations for the US. Trade is basically the rules in place for countries buying and selling goods between their borders. She will only work under President Obama's leadership for one month then it will transition into whoever Trump Chooses as his Trade Representative.
“I am just excited that I get to work for the Obama Administration for a little bit(Deng,N)."
During college and even before college my sister really enjoyed watching the news and listening and paying attention to politics. During the 2008 election my sister got to meet Obama when he came to Storm Lake, so she got to listen to him speak and tell his story.
“Hearing him talk then was really motivating because he talked about how his story was not the typical presidents story (Deng,N).