White Pigeon resident and VNP Regional Organizer, Amanda Lammon, started working for VNP in the summer of 2020 as the VoteSafe campaign kicked into high gear. She stayed on to support VNP’s pro-voter work, including the Freedom to Vote campaign. Amanda brings to VNP not only her expertise in organizing, but a delightful sense of humor and wry wit that helps lighten the mood and puts her colleagues at ease.
Amanda’s first memory of VNP is an interaction with a volunteer during the 2018 primaries. The 20-minute exchange about ending gerrymandering left quite the impression on Amanda. That energy the VNP volunteers bring to the field is Amanda’s favorite part of the organization, which is a good thing for her because as a regional organizer, Amanda works hand-in-hand with VNP volunteers.
“The enthusiasm of volunteers is unmatched. Even more, it really feels like you’re making a difference in making sure that someone’s voice is heard in how our Democracy works.”
VNP continues to grow as an organization, both in terms of its staff and volunteer base. For Amanda, that growth provides opportunities to build relationships with more people who are committed to fixing our democracy.
“I’m looking forward to meeting more of the amazing people that really are the heart and soul of VNP. Just as importantly I’m looking forward to seeing what the new maps look like and putting a stop to anyone trying to suppress the vote in our great state.”
A job as a regional organizer is demanding. There are a lot of evening and weekend hours. When Amanda isn’t at work, you will find her spending time with her dog and fine-tuning her musical skills.