• “President Obama stands with women like my mom.”

    “My mom was like a lot of women in America … she worked hard.

    “She pulled herself and her family out of poverty by going back to school. She raised two boys into adulthood. She helped pay the bills as a full-time special education teacher.

    “And, during the course of her decade-long battle with cancer, she suffered indignities at the hands of a health care system where too often the question was 'How are you paying?' rather than 'How can I help you?'

    “For me, this election is about women like my mom—women who fight hard and give back to their families, their workplaces and their communities.

    “There is no doubt in my mind: President Obama stands with women like my mom.

    “He’s fought hard for equal pay for equal work. He’s worked to expand access to free preventative care and screenings that could have helped save the lives of women like my mom. He’s taken on the tough job of improving the public schools that my mom dedicated her career to. And he’s stood steadfast against attacks on the rights of women to make their own health decisions.

    “With a record like this, I know my mom would be proud of my work to re-elect the President. I also know she’d be honored that President Obama is standing up for women like her.”

    Chris, New Mexico

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