Erik

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Gender MALE
Occupation Writer
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Introduction Erik Ose is a writer and political activist living in Chapel Hill, NC. His columns have appeared in NC newspapers such as The News & Observer, and elsewhere including The Hill and Salon.com. He is a long time grassroots community organizer, and veteran of several large-scale voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns. In 1990, Erik co-founded Musicians Organized for Voter Education (MOVE), a NC-based youth voter outreach project that became one of the inspirations for Rock The Vote. In 1996, he served as Director of the NC Participatory Democracy Project, adding 10,000 voters to the rolls for the '96 Gantt-Helms U.S. Senate race. In 2004, he worked as a Voter Registration and GOTV Coordinator for the NC Democratic Party. During this election cycle, he ran a record-breaking VR drive that resulted in more than 1/4 of all new voters registered by the NC Democrats. In 2008, he co-founded Voters for Obama, a grassroots group whose website launched on President's Day (Feb. 19) and helped voters nationwide generate an estimated several thousand e-mails and phone calls to Democratic superdelegates urging them to support Barack Obama.