Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Obama Supporters Volunteer on Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 19, 2009
New York, NY —
Obama supporters are heeding the call of the president-elect and using Martin Luther King Junior Day as a national day of service and volunteering. Cathy Wolfson helped out at Sue Rock Originals, a nonprofit that makes clothes for domestic abuse survivors heading into the workplace.
Wolfson says volunteering makes her feel like part of a new movement.
WOLFSON: Part of something bigger. I think it's all grounded in that people feel so proud of America, and proud that they have elected this person, and proud that you can believe that change is really going to happen. And, they really want to do their part.
REPORTER: An organizer with "Brooklyn for Barack" says hundreds of Brooklynites found service opportunities through the Obama website.