Paul Selker on the Obama Works Experience

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URL = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G64QU0EnpPw


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“Obama Works is an independent grassroots organization that helps Obama supporters in neighborhoods across the country to organize community service events. The group was founded in early 2008 by a group of Yale students who were inspired by Barack Obama and felt that the energy surrounding his campaign could be channeled to do more than generate votes.

In this video, Paul Selker (a recent Yale grad and one of the group’s earliest members) discusses how the organization came together, how they use the web, and what role the internet has played in enabling people of all ages as activists. Produced by Nikki Leon, with camera work by Kanupriya Tewari, and audio engineering by John Randall.” (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/digitalnatives/2008/09/03/digital-natives-forum-today-obama-works-online-activism-breeds-local-change/)