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Letter of the Week—February 6th, 2012

The election in November will be the first one I will be old enough to vote in, and Barack Obama will be the first president I will vote for.

What first drew me to stand with Barack Obama is the way he can inspire a crowd. He can make people believe they are capable of anything, and restore their faith in their government, simply by the words he says. Listeners can tell he is genuinely passionate about the topics he addresses, and truly has America’s best interest at heart.

I know firsthand the power of Obama’s speeches. After hearing him talk about the American Jobs Act at my high school, I decided to volunteer with the campaign in my city. I want to do everything in my power to ensure that America sees four more years of hope. Obama’s speeches are not simply filled with eloquent wording. They are filled with promises he has kept. Barack Obama has done so much good for our country in the past three years. From health reform to repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," to ending the war in Iraq, to doubling funding for Pell Grants and reforming student loans, to putting Americans back to work—the list goes on forever.

With all he has done in the past three years, I cannot wait to see what he can accomplish in the next four years.

—Emily, New Hampshire

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