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Should Political Campaigns Stop Using Free Labor?

Controversy flares over unpaid workers in Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters on June 23, 2015 at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri.

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters on June 23, 2015 at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri.

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Carolyn Osorio, who graduated from Pratt Institute in 2013, seems to be a one-woman weapon against the axiom of apathetic millennials: She's a young person of political passion. In an op-ed column published Wednesday in USA Todayshe describes high-school nights spent sleeping in a Hillary for America t-shirt and tears shed upon Clinton’s concession to Barack Obama.

When Clinton announced her intention to seek the presidency in 2016, Osorio practically vaulted on board.  “I quickly applied for and was offered a position as a Hillary for America fellow to work on the campaign,” she writes. “I couldn't have been more excited—until I was told I'd have to move to Nevada and work full time on my own dime.”