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Meet a Michigander: Jody

Jody remembers how scary things were when the auto industry was struggling a few years ago. She sees how different things are today — and she doesn’t want to go back.

“My neighbors who worked for automakers were afraid of losing their jobs. That didn’t happen and people aren’t afraid anymore. They have a sense of security now.”

Jody has seen positive change in her hometown of Oxford, where the auto rescue helped save a nearby manufacturing plant. New businesses continue to open, and the entire community is more upbeat.

“It wouldn’t have been just the automakers and suppliers. It would have been the gas station down the street, the restaurant around the corner — everyone in Michigan would have been affected. Rescuing the auto industry was the right thing to do.”

Jody volunteered for President Obama’s campaign in 2008 and jumped in again after taking her son to see Vice President Joe Biden speak in Detroit last week.

“Joe reminded me how much there is at stake in this election — how much progress would be undone if President Obama isn’t re-elected. When I look at the future I want for my son, it makes me want to work as hard as I can. I want to wake up on November 7th knowing I did everything I could to make sure we re-elect President Obama.”

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