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A former Republican voting early and volunteering for President Obama


Four years ago, at the age of 17, Ainsley supported Senator John McCain. Now, she’s not just voting early for President Obama, she’s volunteering.

“When I was in high school I was a McCain supporter—my parents are staunchly republican. In college I became a women’s health major, and the more I studied and paid attention, the more I realized that President Obama’s opponents didn’t seem to care about women’s rights. The official Republican platform has no exceptions for abortion, even in cases of rape or incest.

Ainsley is ready to vote early for a president that stands up for her:

I can’t support a party that doesn’t believe that half the country should have equal rights. This is the first presidential election I can vote in, and I’m standing with President Obama because he’s standing up for all Americans. Since it’s my first election, I really want to early vote, in person, at the Board of Elections.”

With just a month of volunteering for President Obama under her belt, Ainsley has shown a lot dedication:

“Since the moment I walked through the door, people have been so welcoming. I’m very passionate about the campaign and spend as much time as I can on it—I’m even taking time off work to so I can volunteer more.”

Ainsley helped out at First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit in Cincinnati, and knows she’s making a difference:

“I absolutely believe that 1 person and one vote can make a difference. I called one of my co-workers who I knew supports the president, and now she’s volunteering with the campaign. I try to do as much as I can, because this is a historic election.”

Stand with the president standing for all Americans—cast your vote early.

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