After serving in Iraq, Joel is back home, living in Duluth as a disabled veteran:
Obama is for the vets. He helped us wind down in Iraq, he's improved mental health policy with VA benefits. I come from a family where both myself and my dad are disabled vets. My dad in Vietnam and me in Iraq, and we want to support someone who's going to be there for us. And that's why the President is my guy.
Joel is taking his support for President Obama to the doors. In just one day he knocked on 515 doors. He started knocking at 9:00 am and didn't stop until 7:30 pm.
I love the campaign staff and other volunteers up here, they are like family. And I love talking to people about the choice in this election. People at the doors encouraged me to keep trucking, they gave me lemonade and lunch. I just had a wonderful time.
Joel was inspired into action because of President Obama's support for veterans and because of the stark choice this election:
As a disabled vet, I am one of the 47%. So, to be honest, I was mad when Governor Romney lumped me in as a 'victim.' So I decided I had to show him what the 47% can do, that's why I've been working so hard on President Obama's campaign.