A presidential campaign has many elements. Big speeches, forums, debates, fundraising, handling interviews. The backbone of a campaign is state and local staff and volunteers; they do the getting out the vote, the phone calling and door knocking. They provide the spark and enthusiasm at rallies and campaign stops. They remain in locations where getting the word out is key, after the candidate moves on to the next event.
I’ve been following Senator Harris on twitter, and the folks who are working on her campaign — staff, interns and volunteers. I am really enjoying a look at the reception she’s getting from people in different states, with folks young and old, who are racially, ethnically, and gender diverse. They look like my idea of the Democratic Party. They also look like the America I want as a future — not the one currently being dragged back into the past by Trump and his supporters.
I know quite a few readers here are not on twitter, so while you may see news headlines, or brief stories on cable news, rarely do you get to take a look at the people who are making it all happen — on the ground.
This is not a diary about policies and platforms. We’ve done plenty of them here at Kamala2020, and will continue to do so.
This is a celebration of people joyfully committed to their candidate.
Sometimes we need a break from the insanity of all things ugly which we are being barraged with 24-7. I know I do.
If you are on twitter — give them a follow and/or retweet.
Let’s take a look:
—>Thread: In addition to @KamalaHarris being the best candidate to take on this admin. & constantly fighting #ForThePeople–What excites me the most about this team is the type of grassroots campaign we're building in South Carolina & around the country #KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/airr831pOS
— Jalisa Washington-Price (@J_WashingtonSC) August 19, 2019
Thought I’d put this in because I’m glad to see Kamala folks working hard to get local Democrats elected:
NEW: As Mike Pence fundraises for radical Republicans, @KamalaHarris’ South Carolina campaign is doing the work of helping down-ballot Dems by phone banking for the Anderson Democratic Party which will eventually flip @RepJeffDuncan’s seat!
— Jerusalem (@JerusalemDemsas) August 19, 2019
— Alia Kapasi (@aliakapasi) August 10, 2019
Marque was out door knocking while Nick was making calls. At the end of the shift they chatted about their experiences as veterans and why they support @KamalaHarris for president. Thankful to have such great volunteers this #WeekendOfAction #SCforKamala pic.twitter.com/dX89FQ1JrM
— Elizabeth Burke (@ecburke62) August 11, 2019
There will be more to come soon — since Kamala just made new staff hires in CA.
— Emilie Pollack (@EmiliePollack) August 21, 2019
— Courtni Pugh (@courtni_pugh) August 17, 2019
Many thanks to super volunteers Jack and Laura for volunteering #ForThePeople with Meals on Wheels at the Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center. @KamalaForIA #IACaucus @KamalaHarris #northb3ast pic.twitter.com/g3sO9Ahbv3
— jocelynprince (@jocelynprince) August 16, 2019
To the joyful warriors in Iowa who called their neighbors and knocked doors in their communities this weekend: thank you.
— Kamala for Iowa (@KamalaForIA) August 18, 2019
Shoutout to my I N C R E D I B L E Iowa City volunteers (and their kiddos) for helping us get the office ~opening ready~ AND for hitting the phones hard right afterwards!! What a great way to kick off my weekend of action in the #KFive 🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/IrpJ7IUUwU
— hazel ✨ (@hazelrosen21) August 18, 2019
🗣 ¡Camp Kamala En Español!
— Lilián Sánchez (@lilmsg14) August 16, 2019
#ilovekamala because she has made me feel valued, respected, and empowered from the very first day I joined her team as an intern over a year ago!! Hart 112 -> IOWA CITY BABY!! #IACaucus #ForThePeople pic.twitter.com/RscWSV9yMJ
— hazel ✨ (@hazelrosen21) August 2, 2019
— colagid (@hotdot2) August 3, 2019
Office decorating party essentials: @KamalaHarris’s Summer Playlist 🙌🙌 #ForThePeople #FITN #nhpolitics #KHive @LisaTalmadge @WestSarahL @EnklerJohn @chase_hatchett @gabriellagiotto pic.twitter.com/zKu6s8BjOG
— Morgan Trevett (@MorganTrevett) August 18, 2019
“I believe that having in-person conversations is an essential component to building a grassroots movement.” -Kamala Captain (and queen) @WestSarahL #nhpolitics #ForThePeople #FITN #KHive pic.twitter.com/uVPt6kVhGm
— Morgan Trevett (@MorganTrevett) August 15, 2019
— S. Kyle Johnson (@skylejoh) August 18, 2019
— 🏳️🌈Lisa Talmadge 🔥🏳️🌈 (@LisaTalmadge) August 17, 2019
— Laura pls read White Fragility before u @me Fitton (@Pistachio) August 18, 2019
This was a rally — staff and volunteers got the word out — and it was a success!
Back at it in Denver, Colorado.@KamalaHarris received an robust welcome, in her only public campaign event of the day, her first time in the state as a presidential co tender pic.twitter.com/Dj9mobzF6Q
— Jasmine Wright (@JasJWright) August 3, 2019
Alberta is back and my heart is full ❤️ She fought hard to elect Democrats in 2018 and is excited to be a #JoyfulWarrior for 2020
— José Monsiváis Jr. (@JoseMonsivaisJr) July 22, 2019
— Adrian Eng Gastelum (@AEngGastelum) August 17, 2019
WATCH: Abby was a teacher in Clark County Schools for 40 years. She’ll be caucusing for @KamalaHarris because of her plan to raise teacher pay, which will give the average Nevada teacher a $15k/year increase! #ForThePeople #FITW pic.twitter.com/s4IgtoozvH
— Renzo Olivari (@Renzo_Olivari) August 18, 2019
— Adrian Eng Gastelum (@AEngGastelum) August 17, 2019
#NAACP Civil Rights Activist & Social Worker, Cheryl has fought for justice & equality her whole life, now she is proud to support @KamalaHarris’ historic campaign #ForThePeople pic.twitter.com/YA722w0zbH
— Adrian Eng Gastelum (@AEngGastelum) August 19, 2019