• "This election is too important for me to sit on the sidelines"

    Samantha from New Hampshire

    "I’m an aspiring photographer, and it’s been my dream for a long time to set up my own photography business. Finding affordable health coverage when you are self-employed with a pre-existing health condition isn't easy. I was priced out by so many insurance companies and it became clear that I just wouldn't be able to cover myself.

    "Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, I will soon be able to pursue my dream and do what I love; what I feel like I'm meant to do. Knowing that Mitt Romney could be the barrier to this by repealing the Affordable Care Act terrifies me. I don’t want health insurance to be the reason that I can't achieve my career goals, but that will be the reality if Romney wins in November.

    "I would never cast my ballot any other way than for President Obama, but I recently started to feel like my vote wasn’t quite enough. This election is too important for me to sit on the sidelines and let it pass me by. Volunteering last week was great. When you have so much at stake in your own life, it’s easy to talk to people about how their choice on November 6th will impact others. With 27 of days to go, I’ll definitely be back on the phones and out knocking on doors to make sure I secure the future I want for myself.

    "You should join me."

    Samantha, New Hampshire

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