Paula, a retired GM autoworker and third-generation Michigander, says she’s not a “jump-up-and-down person”—but that doesn’t mean she reacted calmly when she found out she had won the last round of Dinner with Barack:
“Oh my goodness. Oh wow. I'm really surprised. I'm honored. I’m taking this all in.”
Paula says she donated to the campaign because she cares about our country’s public schools and the strength of the middle class. She says she “knew this election was going to be close,” and wants the President to have the opportunity to serve another term.
Having the chance to sit down for dinner with President Obama "will be exciting," Paula says. “The thought of asking the President even one question is something I’ll really have to think about."
"Even more than that, I'm feeling this bigger picture—for the President to be available for something like this just for citizens, to sit down with just four people, that speaks volumes for me. There's so much more to this than just my getting to meet him and ask him a question.
“It’s about deeper principles and more important issues—and supporting the campaign with a few dollars, even if you don’t win, makes a difference. That’s the kind of energy that drives our side: we all really matter.”
She offers this advice to anyone thinking of putting their name in for the next Dinner with Barack:
“Definitely enter. Anything is possible—especially in this election and especially with this president.”
No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by June 26, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama Victory Fund 2012 here or click here to enter without contributing. Three winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $4,800). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.