“The biggest thing I told my daughters is never be dependent on anybody,” says Joan “Coco” M., “You’ve got to be able to take care of yourself.”
Her two daughters are grown now – with careers and children of their own. Coco set an example for them by working nearly two decades as an internal auditor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Now retired, her work made her particularly attune to economic issues – something she is watching closely in this year’s election.
“I want him to win because I think he has a better plan,” says Coco.
Noting that the economy has improved since President Obama took office, she says “I don’t think you can wave your magic wand and change everything in three years, so we need to keep moving forward with President Obama's policies."
She is putting her support for the president into action as a new member of a neighborhood volunteer team in south Minneapolis and recently hosted a group of volunteers that was making phone calls on behalf of the reelection campaign.
Just like when her daughters were growing up, Coco tries to be a role model for her grandchildren. So when her grandson recently asked her whether she planned on voting for President Obama, the question was not hard to answer, "Yes, and I'm doing it for your future."
Join Coco at a special Women for Obama event on July 18, RSVP today.