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Story #14: Sara Moe took the semester off to organize for the President


"I'm the middle sister in a family of three girls, and our mom always encouraged us to dream big and strive to accomplish anything we set our sights on. I realize now how incredibly fortunate I was to grow up in an environment where I didn't learn to second-guess myself because of my gender. That's exactly how the barriers women face get lowered, and it was something that I took for granted–or at least didn't fully understand–when I was a kid."

"Every step of Barack Obama's first term has reminded me that opportunity can always be extended further . As women, we have to constantly stand up for our rights, and the President doesn't just get that–he's doing something about it."

"Because of Obamacare, insurance companies can't charge women more than men based on gender for health insurance. They have to cover contraception, they can't charge a co-pay for it, and they also can't charge co-pay for preventative screenings like mammograms, which also used to go uncovered."

"The President's advocated consistently for women to be in charge of their own bodies, he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law his first week in office, and, on top of all of that, he's put two brilliant women on the Supreme Court, reaffirming what my mom always told me and my sisters: that no matter what, if I work hard, I can grow up to be whatever I want to be."

"I was at school in New York this year but decided to put that on hold to come home to New Hampshire to make sure we re-elect a President who has the same vision for my future as I do. I dropped everything to help re-elect President Obama because I know that if he isn't given four more years, women all over this country are going to lose out on opportunity, on fair pay, on jobs, and healthcare. It's as straightforward and as serious as that."

–Sara Moe, Hampton, NH


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