I own a piece of this campaign, and I’m trying to do my part by donating when I can.
I had been interested in government and foreign affairs for quite some time in the years leading up to the 2008 presidential election. However, the President's campaign in ’08 was the catalyst that sparked my passion for political issues. I began to admire his politics, and his personal journey as well. I respect him as a man who, after his impressive academic credentials, chose to forgo high-paying jobs to work as a community organizer—and I believe that work instilled in him a duty to serve that laid the foundation for his political platform.
His story inspired me to ask myself how I could best serve my country and do what I can. That's why I decided to apply to the Peace Corps. This June, I'll be departing for my two-year tour of duty in Costa Rica to work as an economic development facilitator. I received my business degree from UT Austin, so I'm very eager to use my knowledge and skills in business to help others.
There is a lot at stake in this election. The Republican primary season has made that very clear. Come November, the American people will have a choice between two very different visions of what our economy will be. The Republican party wants to roll back regulations on Wall Street and cut taxes for the wealthy. We've seen time and time again what kind of economy these policies lead to. Given what I understand about economics and finance, I know it would only lead to another economic calamity down the road.
President Obama’s slogan of creating an “economy built to last” best captures the choice we have to make. We need to invest more resources in education in order to give students the skills that tomorrow’s jobs will require, and I believe paying our fair share is our patriotic duty. After all, tax revenue supports education, health care for the elderly, and brave Americans serving our country abroad.
President Obama is the right choice for America. I have donated several times in the past and will continue to do so in the future. By contributing to this campaign, we will send a message to the Republican Party, one that will be heard loud and clear on November 6th: The American people value education, social security, health care, and economic freedom, and we will not have them torn down.
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