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Student Spotlight: "We're voting for our right to have a future"

Kay Montplaisir, Keene State sophomore

This week, we're introducing some of the incredible student organizers and campus team leaders working on college campuses across New Hampshire to re-elect President Obama. Yesterday we chatted with Matt at Dartmouth, and today we want you to meet Kay, a sophomore at Keene State.

Kay is a stand-out organizer, and she told us what's on the line for her and other students in this election:

“I depend pretty heavily on grants and loans to pay for school. I want this education so badly and I believe that everybody should be able to have this chance. It shouldn't come with crushing debt. The President of the United States also believes it too, and that's so, so important. Without federal financial aid and Pell grants, I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today, and I know that I'm not alone.

"President Obama's program to manage student debt made it so my loan payments wont be greater than what I'm actually earning when I'm done with school. That's a big, big deal. It wasn't like that before President Obama made a point to fix it.

"Mitt Romney literally told students to 'shop around,' and to borrow money from your parents if you have to. What is he talking about? Is everyone who goes to college supposed to have parents with unlimited funds? We all need to be able to pay for education–all of us.

"I just can't imagine voting for someone who does not have my best interest at heart. That's why I can't vote for Romney. That's why I'm voting for the President."

But Kay's not just voting in this election, she's actively working to get others at Keene State to help the President win the entire state of New Hampshire.

"It’s important to me that I'm out here telling other students about the kind of impact we can have on this election. It matters so, so much for all of us, and it's so exciting to show people so they can make sure their voices are heard. All of us have to commit to vote, but we also have to make sure we get someone else to commit to vote, too. We're not just voting for a president here. We're voting for our right to have a future.”

Make sure you commit to vote right now. And if you agree with Kay, make sure to sign in with Facebook to let your friends know you've committed to vote for your future.

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