Debbie Wasserman Schultz phone banking with Obama campaign volunteers in McLean.
Rallying women supporters of President Obama, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz urged them to “get on the phone, knock on the doors – make sure this is a no regrets election! That we carry Barack Obama back to the White House for a second term on the shoulders of Virginia’s voters.”
At a Women for Obama phone bank in the McLean Obama office today, Wasserman Schultz said, “These women-to-women phone banks are so important. We know that for women in this election there is so much at stake and there is such a clear choice.”
With the deadline for voter registration in Virginia today, Wasserman Schultz rallied the women-to-women phone bank and made calls to registered voters. “Make sure nobody is left behind,” she said, “… and absentee ballots can be cast in-person up to Nov. 3.”
Then Wasserman Schultz got personal as she looked out at the crowd of women:
“You know 129 million Americans live in the country with a preexisting condition. Thanks to Obamacare no longer can an insurance company drop us for a preexisting condition. No longer can insurance companies cap out lifetime coverage.
“Some of you may know that I am breast cancer survivor. These issues are personal for me! When I was going through a year of surgery, I sat in the waiting room with other young women going through the same thing that I was…They had to choose between either the chemotherapy or radiation because they couldn’t afford both because of the deductibles and the copay.
“You know why this election is personal for me? Mitt Romney would take us back to a time when women had to make that choice. Barack Obama lifted that burden off the shoulders of millions of breast cancer survivors and other Americans who have a preexisting condition.
"Let me tell you something: when I think about next 22 days, I know that I want to wake up on the morning of Nov. 7th not saying,’Should’ a, would’ a, could’ a.' I want to make sure we all wake up on the morning of Nov. 7th saying I did everything I could. And we helped bring Barack Obama across the finish line.
“I want to make sure that we leave it all on the field because we’ve got to make sure. The other side is playing for keeps, folks. They have made it very clear they want to take us back to the failed policies of the past – with policies like Mitt Romney has proposed.”