"I'm in because of my parents. My mother juggled raising me, running her business, all while getting a masters degree at night. My father is a piano technician and tuner, and his his livelihood is directly tied to the health of the economy. When Americans struggle to pay the bills, keeping their instruments in tune becomes less of a priority. When this is your families livelihood, that's a problem. My Dad relies on the safety net our society provides, and I can't standby and let that system slip away under a Romney administration."
"Governor Romney has had many positions on the issues at stake in this election. I can't trust him to make the critical decisions the leader of this nation faces, when he can't remember on which side he stands. He'll say anything to get elected, and I have no idea what direction he plans to take this country in. His views on poverty are so profoundly offensive and misguided, I couldn't imagine supporting someone so out of touch with reality."
"When I graduated from college, I came back to Portsmouth, the town I where I grew up, to find that our local Planned Parenthood had been shut down. I had been living abroad for the past 4 years, and the difference that losing access to affordable healthcare made in the community there was really evident. I started an internship on this campaign, organizing in my community I grew up with the campaign, first in Portsmouth, then in Exeter and the middle of Rockingham County in December.
"There is so much at stake in this election. I can't remember a time that I was more concerned for the protection of the basic services and fundamental principles–things that are actually founding principles of our society. That's why it's so important to volunteer and help make sure we win New Hampshire."
- Lucia, Portsmouth, NH