User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

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.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED