When President Obama accepted the nomination at the Democratic National Convention four years ago, Michael was a homeless Desert Storm veteran living in a shelter in Raleigh.
Four years later, as President Obama is about to accept the nomination in Charlotte, Michael has a steady job and home—thanks to support from President Obama:
“One of President Obama’s initiatives is to end homelessness among veterans, and thanks to that I now have a job. Now I work at the Department of Veterans Affairs helping other homeless veterans find a job. None of this would have been possible without President Obama.”
Michael has seen firsthand President Obama’s commitment to veterans, and knows the drastic changes that would happen if Mitt Romney were to become president:
“A lot of us veterans are scared of a Romney-Ryan administration. Their plan cuts the VA by a large amount. What about the people who are overseas and haven’t even come home yet? If you’re cutting services for the people who are already here, what’s going to happen to them when they come home? With a Romney-Ryan administration, my program would be cut and everything that President Obama has accomplished would be lost.”
Michael is going to the Convention to show his support for the man who supports him—and show that North Carolina is ready to reelect President Obama:
“When he won North Carolina four years ago, it was probably the best thing to ever happen. We need to do that again—and I’m ready to help make it happen.”
Follow along with all the excitement in Charlotte here.
A version of this was posted on the North Carolina state blog.