• Five Points

    Margaret L. is a data volunteer in Albuquerque. Like many supporters, her commitment to the President’s re-election is rooted in her belief in equal rights and a strong middle class…

    "The other day, I went to the Organizing for America New Mexico headquarters to do some data entry.

    Another older person and I were pecking around on our keyboards. In the background, a group of high school students painted a mural, set up chairs for a video screening, kept up a stream of about a dozen separate conversations, and generally multi-tasked to beat the band.

    There was so much energy… and for such a great cause: re-electing the President!

    When I got home, I had a sweet note (with a family photo) from Michelle Obama asking me to keep up my good work.

    Enclosed was a foldable, laminated wallet card providing answers to the question “What has President Obama accomplished in the last three years?” The five main points, each with a few sub-bullets, are:

    1) Committing to equality and opportunity for women and families;

    2) Expanding access to healthcare;

    3) Rebuilding the middle class;

    4) Creating an economy that is built to last, and

    5) Ending the war in Iraq.

    So, on payday I put my check to the Obama campaign in the mail. I folded up the First Lady’s answer card and put it in my wallet. And the photo of the President, First Lady, and Sasha and Malia are already on my fridge."

    Join Margaret. Sign up to volunteer at http://ofa.bo/nmvolunteer.

    2012 Stories NM