"I've been passionately campaigning for the President since 2008. My energy and enthusiasm for this campaign and what it means hasn't faded at all—and it's not going to. For me, this election boils down to one thing: my two boys. They're the reason I came out and volunteered in 2008 and they're the reason I’m here now. This is about their future, and the future of all our kids, and I feel it's my responsibility to do everything I possibly can to make sure that future is secure.Read More…
“As a busy college student with enough bills to pay, I was thrilled when President Obama passed the Affordable Care Act. Not only am I now able to stay on my parents’ insurance, enabling me to focus my energy on my education, but I am able to stay on their insurance until the age of 26, giving me the time to find a job and earn my masters degree before having to find my own insurance.
“Even more than that, though, the President’s health reform has made it a reality for me to even have health insurance.Read More…
“My grandfather, a World War II veteran, paid his taxes, paid his bills, saved his money, and bought what was excellent health insurance at the time. But when my grandmother had a severe stroke, she had to move to a nursing home for care. She could not talk, walk, or even move more than one arm. Soon after, my grandfather was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. While he was dying in the hospital, the insurance company decided to discontinue payment for my grandmother’s nursing home, arguing my grandfather was ‘well enough to take care of her at home.’ He died a month later. She died two months after that.Read More…
“Four years ago, I voted for Barack Obama because I believed in him. Today, I still do. Not because of any party affiliation, but because of the dedication he has for this country. I want a leader who wants to lead America, not just beat ‘the other guy.’
“I am a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, diagnosed with epilepsy and PTSD. Let me tell you, it’s not easy to get a job when you have these conditions—if you can’t go 10 days without having a seizure, who’s going to hire you? But I know I’ve got a president who’s working to make life better for veterans like me, and for that I support him unequivocally.Read More…
"I was raised to believe it’s part of my civic duty to get involved in local and national elections, to know who is running our government—to be what I call ‘a citizen of the world.’
"I joined the military as a nurse as soon as I turned 18, and I got involved in my first campaign as soon as the military released me. Like Barack Obama when he was young, I was a community organizer, but in Detroit. I started a union, worked for the mental health department as an on-site crisis counselor, and mentored teens to make sure they graduated high school.Read More…
President Obama is the clear choice in this year’s presidential election.
Democracy is a cornerstone of Jewish—and American—values. President Obama is committed to ensuring that everyday people—not just monied special interests—have a voice in our political system.
The President is also fighting for Tsedakah (justice) for all Americans. On fundamental issues like health care, women’s rights, and equality of opportunity, he has already delivered results that are improving the lives of middle-class Americans in New Mexico and around the country.
Since the beginning of this Administration, Barack Obama has demonstrated a clear commitment to this foundational value. He's signed legislation to end wage discrimination against women and became the first U.S. President in history to announce his support for marriage equality for LGBT Americans. His leadership during his first four years will mean that millions more Americans—including thousands in New Mexico—can access potentially life-saving health services.
And he's fighting to help more individuals in all our communities realize the American dream through opportunities in employment and education.
Finally, there is no greater ally than President Obama when it comes to fighting the terrorists who threaten the security of America, Israel and the rest of the world. From military and technology assistance to diplomatic support, the President has shown his unwavering support for the people of Israel.
This election is a profound choice about the kind of country we want to live in. For me, and millions of Jewish Americans across the country, the choice is clear.
President Barack Obama will further democracy, justice and security for this nation. That, my friends, is not just a question of our faith—it is a question of our future.
Rabbi Citrin is standing up for his values. Will you? With only 19 days left until the election, you can make a difference by helping get out the vote to re-elect President Obama. You can find a way to help in your neighborhood here: http://www.barackobama.com/gotv
"President Obama’s been a great advocate for veterans. Between voting for and implementing the POST-9/11 G.I. Bill, he’s proven his commitment to veterans and their families time and time again. He has kept his promises and demonstrated his strength as Commander-in-Chief by ending the war in Iraq responsibly.
"I decided to join the service because I grew up listening to stories about my grandfather who was a World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Hearing about his experiences inspired me to join the Army. Everyone sacrificed during World War II, but then the greatest generation returned home and used the G.I. Bill to create the middle class and make America an economic powerhouse.Read More…
"When the First Lady came to visit Manchester this summer, I had the chance to meet her along with a few other neighborhood team leaders. She thanked me for my work and my commitment to the campaign. It reminded me that Michelle and Barack have walked the streets knocking on doors, too. The hours we commit to this campaign really are making a difference, and knowing how much the President and First Lady appreciate our efforts motivates me to work even harder in the final few weeks.Read More…
"As a Vietnamese-American immigrant, a wife, and a mother of a veteran of the Iraq war, I am supporting President Barack Obama because I believe he understands our real life challenges.
“He puts the American middle class first and has delivered on his promises since the beginning. His policies have helped my family weather the recession. Now, I can have peace of mind knowing that my youngest son can graduate college and focus on his career, rather than worry about being uninsured.Read More…
“I support President Obama because he supports me. As a full-time graduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno, I’ve struggled to pay for my education. Grad school tuition is already very costly, but for me it’s even higher because I’m an out-of-state student. Thanks to President Obama’s policies to make college more affordable, I’ve been able to access increased financial aid that wasn’t available to me before. Now I have three loans and work on campus part-time to get my Master’s in American government.Read More…