It’s not very often that we get to have President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden here in the Granite State all together, all at the same time.
It's an unbelievably special occasion, and we want to introduce you to Sarah Weinstein, a Manchester-area field organizer who spoke a couple of minutes before the First and Second couples of the United States took to the stage today.
Sarah graduated from Nashua South High School, then went to College of the Holy Cross. She's been organizing in Manchester since February, and she told us what she values most about the job:
“I really, really love hearing people's stories–all the different reasons that people have come together to get the president re-elected. So, so many people are willing to give their time and energy to make this happen. All the stories about what's brought these folks into our office are the reason I'm going to remember this experience for the rest of my life."
Sarah also shared a bit of her story with us:
“My brother Josh has asthma and severe allergies, but couldn't find a job right away when he graduated from college. Paying for COBRA really wasn't sustainable for my parents, because they were putting four other kids through college. It was a really, really tough situation. But, we caught a break when the President took the lead on the Affordable Care Act. When it passed, it meant my brother could go onto my parents' insurance.“
“The President demonstrated incredible leadership there. To me, a leader is someone who's not afraid to do the right thing. That's President Obama, though. He's not afraid to take risks and do bold things for the American people when he feels it's right. From the ACA - which is literally saving people's lives-or saving the livelihoods of millions by restructuring the auto-industry, to coming out in support of gay marriage, he does what's right, even when it's not popular."
Sarah's shared the stage with the Obamas and Bidens today, to ask folks to lend the President some of their time this weekend. Knocking on doors and making phones calls, telling your neighbors why you're supporting the President, is how we're going to win New Hampshire. Join us tomorrow.