Chicago students debrief after political campaign work

February 6, 2010 3:35:10 PM PST
A group of Chicago students reflected Saturday on the primary elections and their work on some of the campaigns.The students are part of the Elections in Action program, and during the campaign season, they worked for the candidates of their choice making phone calls, passing out literature and going door-to-door talking to voters.

Saturday was a chance for the students to discuss how their candidates did and their impressions of the election.

"I worked for Dan Proft, and I really liked his motto. And I thought he was going to win because he was like, if you're ready to turn Springfield upside down, then Dan Proft is your candidate," said one student.

"This was the first time that I was able to vote, and it was exciting, you know, because you kind of feel like you have a voice," said another.

Elections in Action is a project of the Mikva Challenge, an effort to train the next generation of civic leaders.