Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sara El-Amine '07 - National Director for Training for Obama for America

The leaders of the Obama 2008 and 2012 campaigns transformed the way serious campaigns will be run.  Ms. El-Amine ('07) was one of the leaders of the 2012 Obama for America campaign and has a very bright future in American politics. 


Come see Oxy alumna Sara El-Amine talk about the transformative grass roots campaign she helped run for President Obama.
Ms. El-Amine will discuss the organizing principles of the transformative 2008 and 2012 campaigns, how those principles might help other campaigns and projects, and answer your questions.

Sara El-Amine (’07 DWA) was National Director for Training for Obama for America during the 2012 Presidential campaign, where she was responsible for training the entire corps of campaign staff, volunteers, and fellows from the campaign headquarters all the way down to the smallest field office. She first joined the Obama campaign for the 2007 Iowa Presidential primary contest and has worked with the organization since that time.

She is currently the Organizing Director for President Obama’s new Organizing for America (which developed out of the re-election campaign’s network, technology and volunteer structures). The new non-profit, advocacy organization was created to help support the President’s policy agenda.  
Ms. El-Amine, an Arab-American (see the 2012 profile by the Arab American Institute), began working as a activist and as a community organizer while she was still in high school in the wake of 9/11, setting out to help address the backlash against and turmoil within the Muslim and Arab American communities in her hometown.

While at Occidental, Ms. El-Amine was a Presidential Leadership Scholar, was selected for the U.N. Fellowship and studied abroad at the University of Jordan in Amman in 2006. She focused on international politics and the Middle East, and took a number of courses on Islam.