Hello and Happy Campaigning to all! I’m Abby Backer and I am a freshman at Barnard College. I have been hearing about these epic campaign trips for the past four years so I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to finally be participating in one! Columbia University’s fall break was designed specifically to encourage political activism and in the spirit of this tradition, the Dems plan to take full advantage of the long weekend by campaigning rigorously.
Last year, the Columbia University College Democrats traveled to Virginia where they vigorously canvassed, phone-banked, door-knocked and more to elect President Barack Obama. Once again, the Dems will be returning to Virginia dedicating our excitement and passion to elect Creigh Deeds as governor, Jody Wagner as Lieutenant Governor, and Steve Shannon as Attorney General.
We will be staying in Manassas, working long hours canvassing in various neighborhoods and doing everything we can to get out the vote! A few major highlights of the weekend should be a Halloween Hooplah cleverly themed ‘Capitol Hill Hotties,’ evening trips to Washington D.C., and frolicking around the great sights of Manassas. 40 of us are making the trip and we’re all very excited for a fantastic weekend of hard work and fun!