This Fellowship Shaped
and Changed Me

June 3, 2014 | By Wesley Lue

I grew up in Richardson, a modest city in northern Dallas County. I am now currently enrolled in the University of Texas at Arlington and am majoring in Economics and minoring in Business Administration. My passion has always been in politics and public service. I believe that my generation should have a voice in what is happening in the country today because we are next in line to inherit this country. That’s why I signed up to become a fellow.

During the fellowship program, we learned how to overcome our fears of public speaking, approach strangers and engage them in conversation about voter registration or candidates, talk to the media, using new and exciting applications to further our outreach, and basic day-to-day operations in the party office.

One of my favorite parts of the program are the “fun days”, like TV show night, where we watch an episode of “The West Wing”. We had BBQs, movie night, and socials to help build friendships and unwind after a week of work.

One of the best parts of being a fellow is the fact that you get to meet so many different people from so many different walks of life. It’s truly one of the best experiences of my life.

I cannot tell you how many ways the fellowship has shaped and changed the person I am today. Through my fellowship, I learned the ins and outs of campaigns and elections, met candidates for different offices, made lifelong friends, and even gained a mentor along the way.

Join me as a fellow this summer with the Dallas County Democratic Party. To apply, email taylor AT dallasdemocrats.org. Applications will be accepted through June.

We can’t wait to work for the Democratic ticket with you this summer!