Arcadia Student Organizes First Political Canvass

July 19, 2010

Obama Chronicles (Bucks County Gets Ready | Obama Chronicles) reported on July 6: “Jessica Milinichik, 20, is a summer organizer who splits her time between volunteering with OFA (Organizing for America) and interning for Rep. Patrick Murphy's re-election campaign. A Political Science major at Arcadia University, Jessica camped out all night in 20-degree weather to hear President Obama when he spoke there in March. Since Jessica’s 18th birthday was one week after 2008’s election, this year will be the first time she casts her ballot in a general election.

She is quoted on the blog post, “I had my first phone bank last week, and 5 or 6 people showed up. It was great; we made 300 phone calls. Now tomorrow will be my first canvass. I have my signs together, I have the literature, my canvass packets, I've cut my turf and called my volunteers. Bryan Allen, a state Senate candidate, will speak at the beginning and then canvass with us. Then we’re going to hit the doors of those 2008 first-time voters. I’ve never organized a canvass before. I’m nervous, but I can’t wait to put faces to the voices of the people who are coming.”