Best $26 I’ve spent all year!
It’s gonna be fun wearing my Ohioans for Obama shirt around town… seeing as I live in Florida. HA! Only been here two weeks, my vote still counts for Ohio! (And I’ll always be an Ohio girl at heart!) <3
And many times throughout the month - five bucks there, three dollars here. And I’ve purchased a few bumper stickers, and am finally buying my “Ohioans for Obama” shirt (to proudly wear in my new home state of Florida, lol) next week.
It’s not a lot, but the thing is, if every supporter were to give even a fraction of what I’ve given, this campaign could move mountains. We’ve already proven that WE THE PEOPLE are behind this man, that we will support him and we will raise more than the corporations with money to spare.
Our budgets are tight. But we know that by digging out that spare change, by bagging our lunch for a week and giving that ten or twenty bucks we would have spent to this campaign, we are helping to improve this country and our individual lives.
I believe in Barack Obama and what he stands for. If you do, too, donate today. Get involved. Make phone calls or help register people to vote. This is our time, and this world will only get better if we work to get it there.
Since my ‘Ravenclaws for Obama’ button was such a hit… let me share the other one I snagged at LeakyCon! “Timelords for Obama”!
What’s Gallifreyan for “Yes we can”? (via purplebubblepanda)
Obama is so cool.
Ask and you shall receive!
(i have the ‘ravenclaws for obama’ button, too. thank you leakycon!)
I have one message burned into my memory for everyone who cares about the outcome of this year’s presidential election:
Respond quickly and powerfully to attacks from the other side.
What makes 2012 different from when I ran for president in 2004 is that the other side doesn’t have to wait for an outside group to come along with false attacks.
Consider this: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth spent about $23 million on smear ads against me in 2004.
This year, the Romney campaign and super PACs have promised to spend more than $1 billion.
Barack Obama has been a tremendous leader who has moved our country forward in more ways than we even probably now realize. He needs another four years to get the job done.
If you tune in to the convention, you’ll see that Mitt Romney and his allies have no qualms about misleading voters if it means defeating President Obama.
But their attacks won’t work if enough people step up to protect the President’s record.
Don’t let them get away with it.
John Kerry (via BarackObama.com Mailing List)
Jim Messina (BarackObama.com)
Unfortunately it’s just not possible for me this year, but I’ve known that for a while.
I’m currently unemployed (by choice, but it still means no income) because I am getting ready to move out of my parents’ home for the first time, all the way from Northeast Ohio (Cleveland Area) to Central Floria. I can’t afford a U-haul or anything like that so I’m stuffing as much as I can into my little Pontiac Vibe (that I bought with mostly my own money earlier this year) and heading down in two weeks time.
I’m out of school because after graduating from Lorain County Community College (which has hosted Obama twice now, much to my excitement and pride!) with my Associate of Arts on a scholarship that covered about 75% of the expenses for two years, I couldn’t afford to transfer to any of the schools I loved because most of them are private schools or simply expensive (Champlain, NYU) and even in-state schools’ tuition is just too far beyond my reach. My parents can’t co-sign my loans because of financial problems the past few years, and so I was going to be buried in literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of student loans for just two years to finish out my Bachelor’s degree. [On a positive note - I recently decided ‘screw it’, next year I’m going back. I don’t care about the debt - I have faith we’ll fix the system and that my own talent will pay off int he end. But, that’s still at least a year away.]
I’m twenty-two years old, living the life so many others my age are living. We are trying to figure out who we are, how to make a name for ourselves, how to merely get by in this world that promised us so much but has so far delivered so little.
I still have so much faith, though. I love America. I love it’s people and it’s promise. I believe in President Barack Obama and the progress he has made. I believe that four more years of an America under his leadership is the absolute best thing that could happen to this country and to people like me, who have so much to offer but just need help showing it.
My family has been going through tough times, dealing with financial and medical dilemmas and struggling to find a way to put two kids through college (with another headed there in a few years). We have been deeply troubled by debate concerning women’s health issues (not just my mother and I, but my father and two brothers as well) and LGBT equality (an issue we all support, myself especially). My ‘adopted brother’, a friend who has been living with us for two years, is in the National Guard and being deployed next year, bringing the issues of the war in Afghanistan closer to home than any of us would like. There are so many problems facing this country, many of which personally affect us. One of the things that gives me hope, that gives my family hope, is Barack Obama, and the policies he’s put into action (some of which have directly improved our lives) and the policies he believes in and plans to make a reality. We have hope because of his administration and his leadership, and hope is a powerful thing.
Ever since I was fourteen years old and I watch Barack Obama give the keynote address at that year’s DNC, I knew he was someone to watch for, someone you could look up to and put your faith in. Four years later I made phone calls, handed out flyers and canvased by city, encouraging others to participate the way I finally could. (I even received cards from family members and friends, congratulating me on being old enough to finally vote!) I knew he would change our lives, and he has. I wish I could be there, to add my voice to the crowd’s and to let him know just how much I appreciate all he has done for me, for my family, and for our country.
It’s alright, though. Just like millions of Americans, I’ll be proudly sitting at home, watching with excitement and conviction as the DNC unfolds, cheering wildly in the privacy of my living room, and proudly sporting my Obama 2012 pins and bumper stickers when I have to leave the house.
This is our year. This is our time. My generation showed the world what they are capable of four years ago, and I believe we can do it again. Barack Obama is worth it. Our nation is worth it. We are worth it.
Safe travels to all making their way to North Carolina!