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Ben Gordon's Inauguration Journal

WASHINGTON, DC When most of us were twelve years old, we spent our Saturday afternoons doing what twelve-year-olds do: hanging out or doing chores.
But one seventh-grader in Sitka, inspired by Barack Obama’s clinching the democratic nomination last summer, decided to use his free time to volunteer for the future president’s campaign.
Ben Gordon didn’t stuff envelopes, and he was too young to drive voters to the polls. Instead, he canvassed door-to-door for Obama and other democratic candidates. His last stop was the door of the US Capitol, one month ago today (2-20-09).
KCAW asked him to record some of his experiences in Washington DC: This is Ben Gordon’s Inauguration journal.
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