[This post is part of a Message for Obama series.]
There’s a strong thread of volunteerism running through the Message for Obama photographs. Some Americans, possibly inspired by working in Obama’s citizen corps during the campaign, are actively ready to serve their country. They want Barack to ask a lot of them, to keep challenging them to join in. Even people abroad want to pitch in.
Adam Baumgartner is a digital artist from Cincinnati. He’s asking to be tapped:
[radambomb / Flickr]
Bruce Thornton, web-app developer in Rowlett, Texas, on the outskirts of Dallas, has rolled up his sleeves, too:
[Bruce Thornton / Flickr]
American expat Christina Geyer is now settled in a Bavarian village near Regensburg, Germany, after growing up “a bonafide nerd” in the DC ‘burbs. Here she is with her son Oliver in Virginia right after the election. Christina clarifies that she was also ready to serve her country during the Bush administration but was never asked to.
[clg20171 / Flickr]
Conservation biologist Lech Naumovich from Alameda, California, explains that he was born in Wroclaw, Poland, in 1976 and eventually emmigrated to the US. He says, “I thank America in so many ways, for our constitution, civil liberties, and the ability to realize dreams. Barack Obama is my hero. I want to help him make everyone feel like they can be someone’s hero.”
[lechroy / Flickr]
Tiff grew up on Fruit Loops and TV now wrangles a creative team at a marketing and game-design company in Seattle. She thinks Web 2.0 could revolutionize national service, and she’s impatient to learn how she can contribute:
[tifotter / Flickr]
[Update 5 Dec 2008: Tiff just explained via Flickrmail that the duck in her picture is her pet. His name is Mr. Flapper, and he has his very own blog.]tags 2008 barackobama CA germany message4obama OH postelection service supporters transition TX volunteers WA