What’s with the Obama shirts? Who are you?

You can find all of this info in the “faqs” link too, but it’s kind of small, so I thought best to make it my first post.

Who am I?

I’m an American who has had my hope restored. An American who was brought to tears every. single. night. of the Democratic National Convention. An American who has never felt more patriotic. An American who believes we can take our country back.

Beyond that, I’m a mother in small town Ohio. I’m in love with my toddler son, and my amazing, brilliant husband. I share my home with three big, black dogs. I work part-time from home as a non-profit professional focusing on animal welfare, and I have a strong passion for advocating for dogs who need homes. I’m an environmentalist, and I’m concerned about all humans.

I’m daughter to a father who graduated from high school, joined the Navy and then dedicated himself an average of 50 hours/week to a small machine shop for 28 years. That machine shop closed its doors just this month and left him unemployed for the first time in his adult life. I’m daughter to a mother who was injured at the elementary school cafeteria job she held for more than a decade, and now finds herself unable to work and denied disability benefits due to a “loop hole” in the system. My parents are in their mid-fifties, unemployed and faced with losing their health insurance at the end of next month, and my biggest fear, faced with losing their dignity.

I thought maybe Barack Obama was talking about my family when he said “This county is more decent than one where a woman in Ohio, on the brink of retirement, finds herself one illness away from the brink of disaster after a lifetime of hard work. We’re a better country than one where a man in Indiana has to pack up the equipment that he’s worked on for 20 years and watch as it’s shipped off to China, and then chokes up as he explains how he felt like a failure when he went home to tell his family the news.”

I’m a proud supporter of Barack Obama.

Why the T-shirts?

I feel motivated to do something, to make a statement, to advocate for Barack Obama, and I don’t want to miss a single day. There are 60 days left and I will be proudly wearing an Obama shirt each and every day, no matter what I’m doing, or where I am going.

How can I help?

  1. Check in at the blog each day.
  2. Join the movement…order your own t-shirts and wear them proudly! Post your photos in the comments section.
  3. Send me new t-shirts. I will post a link to the source of each t-shirt I wear, so others can order them too. This blog is a great opportunity to show off your design!

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I've made a commitment to wear an Obama shirt each day until the election - a total of 60 days. I document each day here. The faqs will tell you more.


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