The site's launch is timed to coincide with the inauguration of President Barack Obama and act as an intimate complement to the ongoing culture of service and civic engagement that President Obama seeks to cultivate.
“What I was most moved by, as a volunteer, were my personal one-on-one interactions with absolute strangers,” says Bill Fleig, former Obama campaign volunteer and RealChangeStories.com co-founder. “Getting outside my comfort zone and connecting with people of all walks of life was a profoundly meaningful and life-changing experience. We felt the need to help people share how beautiful it can be to connect with others in the course of what can be exhausting, difficult, and even scary grassroots political work.”
Designed in response to the unprecedented volunteer effort in support of Obama’s presidential campaign, the site’s content is relevant to other progressive volunteer efforts.
For additional information about RealChangeStories.com, to request screenshots, or to speak directly with volunteers who have shared their stories on the site contact Bill Fleig or visit http://www.RealChangeStories.com.
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RealChangeStories.com is an all volunteer driven site created to enable grassroots activists as well as everyday people to share their stories about their personal connections with strangers during the course of their efforts on behalf of a cause.
The site was founded by Bill Fleig, Finn Kisch, and Oliver Crow with help from many additional volunteers and contributors.