• "He protects our rights"

    Samantha is working hard to re-elect President Obama

    “Pretty much everything I do every day involves the campaign to re-elect the President. Even as a full-time student at College of Southern Nevada, this is the most active I’ve been in anything my whole life. When I'm not in class trying to bring President Obama into my speeches in Communication 101, I'm at my neighborhood campaign office. I work with amazing field organizers and volunteers to knock on doors, call supporters, and register voters. I am never surprised when our office is absolutely full of volunteers or when our region surpasses weekly goals. We’re all working hard to re-elect the President, since he’s working hard for us.

    “There’s no question that President Obama needs four more years in office to finish what he started. What he’s done so far has been extraordinary; I can only begin to imagine how much he’ll do for me and everybody else with more time. Not only was he able to keep America on its feet, he earned my trust to continue his efforts to make all Americans’ lives better for generations to come. There’s no one else who can bring us as much progress as he has.”

    “President Obama and I have a unique relationship. We have never had any contact beyond a quick (and overwhelmingly satisfying) handshake at a local rally in August, but our connection is something that I could not experience with anyone else. Without him knowing who I am or what I'm about, he works hard to protect my rights as a woman, as an American citizen, and as a human being.

    “I feel much safer, physically and emotionally, now that I have access to free preventative care thanks to the President’s health care reform. Four years ago, when President Obama was elected, I was only 15; I wasn’t completely aware of what rights I had as a female or as a patient. Now that I know my health will be taken care of in the future, I feel so much better. And not just me—having two sisters really makes me think much more about how our lives are going to be in the future. They play such a huge role in my life and I’m so happy to know that their health will be taken care of as well as mine.

    Samantha, Nevada

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