My first day on the job

Me, Justin Gray-Besson and Tatiana Rodzos in Columbus May 3, 2023.

As I made the move from East Lansing, Michigan to Columbus, Ohio to take on a new job as a canvass director for Ohio Citizen Action, I was excited to learn about the state's politics and become involved in the community.

My first day on the job was a baptism by fire. I arrived at the Statehouse in Columbus to find hundreds of people gathered in protest against a voter approval plan that was set to be voted on in the upcoming August special election. The size of the crowd and the energy in the air was impressive, and I felt a sense of awe at the passion and commitment on display.

Throughout the day, I was impressed with the professionalism and dedication of my fellow staff members. It was clear that this was a community that cares deeply about democracy and is willing to fight for what it believes in.

My first day on the job as a canvass director for Ohio Citizen Action was an inspiring and rewarding experience. I look forward to continuing to work with this organization and to exploring my new city.

I think I'll like it here!

- Angie Greer, Columbus staff director