A few weeks ago, our Women’s Vote Director Sloane Whelan packed her car full of buttons, nametags, and clipboards and hit the road for a 10 city tour over five weeks. During her travels Sloane talked to women from every corner of the Tar Heel state about the issues that matter most to them in 2012. With Sloane's help, we put together quotes and stories from some of the hundreds of women she met during her trip.
On the conference call for women in rural areas, Shirley from Macon County spoke about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act saying that if it had passed earlier,
during my working years, I'd have retired earlier, with a better retirement. As it is, I was paid much less than men in my field (and) expected to do as much if not more!
In Durham, Faulkner F. was still energized from the last campaign:
More than 1500 people were at my house during the three days leading up to the election in 2008. It was absolutely amazing to be part of something with so much energy and hope for the future.
In Charlotte mother-daughter team Heather and Deborah had their first campaign experience. They decided to attent the event because they wanted to join the conference call with First Lady Michelle Obama:
We didn't know anyone, but that didn't matter. After leaving we felt so inspired and connected with other women in our community. We're proud to support the President.
Supporter Lynne S. thought the Women For Obama listening tour was extremely inspirational:
After the event I went to a doctor's appointment and I even recruited my doctor and nurse to volunteer for the campaign.
More photos of Women for Obama from around the state: