"I was a lifelong Republican."
Not anymore, explains Sonja, a college professor from Pennsylvania.
"I’m voting for Barack Obama in the fall. President Obama is our only hope right now. When you look at the facts, the choice couldn’t be clearer. He’s done a great job in spite of the fact that Congress has blocked him every step of the way. The economy is getting better. The housing market is better. Unemployment has gone down.
"President Obama cares about poor people. He cares about the elderly. He cares about the handicapped. He fights for minorities. I don’t know how anyone could trust Mitt Romney. He just flip-flops and changes his position to get votes.
"I have four grandchildren in college right now. Not only are they able to afford college because of the President’s push on student loan rates, but they also finally have health care coverage because they’re able to stay on their parents’ plan.
"This election is personal for me, too. I know what it’s like to be discriminated against because I’m a woman, and that’s why the Lilly Ledbetter Act is so important to me. When I was in college, I walked into my adviser’s office and he laughed and said, ‘we’ve never graduated a woman in science.’ I don’t want that to ever happen to my grandchildren, in school or in the workplace. It’s a matter of right and wrong."
Sonja donates because she knows that despite the President’s accomplishments, there’s "more work to be done. That’s why we need another four years of Obama."
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