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“This election is a matter of life or death.”

Vanessa has a very simple reason for supporting President Barack Obama:

"For me, and a lot of folks like me, this election is a matter of life or death. Access to healthcare shouldn't be a luxury just for people who can afford the rising costs of getting the care they need."

Since 2002, Vanessa has been on Social Security Disability, due to grand mal epilepsy and bipolar disorder. And in April 2010, Vanessa she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.

Because of Social Security Disability, Medicaid and Medicare, Vanessa was able to get the lumpectomy and radiation therapy she needed to save her life.

Vanessa knows first-hand what’s at stake in this election: Under Romney/Ryan budget plan, up to 188,000 New Mexicans could lose their access to health care through Medicaid.

That’s just one of the reasons why Vanessa is volunteering as much time as she can in Organizing for America New Mexico’s Las Vegas office.

She’s calling voters, knocking on doors and organizing in her community to ensure that no one is denied the care they need to survivesimply because they don’t have the money to pay for it.

Please help Vanessa stand up for access to life-saving health care. Sign up to volunteer now at

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