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Young Volunteers Campaign For Change

June 1, 2008, 9:53 PM by Breanna Roy

Politicians and their families aren't the only ones still campaigning in South Dakota.
 
Beyond the big campaign stops and speeches from faces you recognize, chances are, you've received a call or a knock at the door from someone you don't.

They're South Dakota volunteers who are so passionate they work for free. 

"I'm getting a lot out of it, though. You know, I don't have to be paid. I'm enjoying every minute of it, making a lot of great friends, meeting awesome people,” says Emmett Reistroffer, an intern for the Clinton campaign. 

Reistroffer is one of several young interns who believe his generation can influence the upcoming election. 

"Being young means you don't have to be apathetic. You can have a voice, you can get out there, knock on doors, talk to people,” Reistroffer says. 

That's exactly what so many people his age are doing to engage themselves in the political process. 

"We're seeing that a lot of my peers are getting involved, you know, regardless of the campaign. We're excited and we realize if we want to affect change and we want to see something happen, we have to be involved in it," says Angela Shubert, an intern with the Clinton campaign. 

Many of these campaign assistants will be voting in their first presidential election. Some, however, aren't even old enough to vote yet. Kevin Allender missed the age cutoff by one year. But that didn't hold him back from giving his time to the Obama campaign. 

"It's a really great opportunity. This only happens every four years and even when it does, South Dakota doesn't really matter very much. So it's good to be involved. This is a perfect opportunity,” Allender says. 

Clinton intern Judie Marshall believes issues like war, education, and gas prices are motivating her peers to vote. 

“There are more issues, I think, that affect our generation and all generations, really. But I think that that's become more important to us and we've gotten more involved,” says Marshall. 

Regardless of their affiliation, these workers have passion. 

"Yesterday I was out in the sun for more than 10 hours going door to door. I couldn't do that if I didn't care," Marshall says. 

It's dedication they hope will make a difference.

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