Three alumni are deferring personal lives to work for this year’s presidential campaigns. Isabella Liu ’02 is in Florida working on the Clinton campaign. Liu, a field organizer, first got involved in January and played a key role in San Francisco during the California primary. She then had the option to organize in the Bay Area, Florida or battleground states like Virginia, and she chose Florida, which is the biggest, most influential swing state, Liu noted.
It was a tough decision to drop everything and commit to the campaign, she said, but added that she and thousands of other organizers across the U.S. are driven by their shared vision of a more equitable, humane and sustainable country and world.
Just this past Monday, Liu introduced Ann Holton, wife of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, at a Women for Hillary house party in Fort Myers, Fla. “The campaign is scrappy and, though getting involved is not easy or glamorous,” said Liu, “every volunteer that puts in a few minutes to a few weeks will be all the difference we need in November!” Liu noted that if others wish to get involved, they can visit https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events.
Felix Wu ’15 recently decided to take a break from his studies at Emory University to take a full-time position with the Iowa Democratic Party. During an Aug. 10 rally in the Iowa state capitol of Des Moines, Felix gave a speech to the large crowd that had assembled for an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Felix has always been very passionate about politics and civil service, and we are glad that he continues to pursue his passion after Harker,” said May Lau, Felix’s mother.
Finally, Shannon Hong ’16, headed off to New York to work on the Clinton campaign. “This summer, I was given the opportunity to represent my personal role model in Philly, and now, I am elated to be able to help again in Brooklyn,” she said. Hong has deferred her education for a semester to follow her passion.
We’ll add details from our alumni on the campaign trail as they come in!