By Guest Contributor: Kevin Xu, Model Majority Podcast
Last week, I traveled from my home in San Francisco, California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was my first visit to Iowa, and what better way to travel the state than as a campaign volunteer? I’m a political junkie, and the Iowa Caucus has always held a certain mystique: the complex and archaic caucuses procedures, the cold harsh winter warmed only by Midwestern charm and hospitality, the first ballots in the presidential primary — how could I not be enthralled?
I wanted to experience it. I wanted to help. And I wanted to represent the Asian American community out on the campaign trail in my own small way.
So here’s what I did to make it all work.Continue reading “Just Show Up: A Field Guide to Campaign Volunteering in Iowa – as an Asian American from California”