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 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!

4 Responses to “FAQs”

  1. 1 tinah10
    September 15, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Good for you!! I like your website. Keep working for Obama in Ohio…he sure needs that state, doesn’t he?! Not sure if you’ve checked out Animal Lovers Against Sarah Palin on Facebook. Take care!! Tina Sensing

  2. September 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Hello! I started doing the same thing – wearing an Obama shirt everyday! I swear I didn’t copy off of you though and I just officially started yesterday at 50 days before the election. I only have 3 three obama shirts now though! An official one, and unofficial one and one of my husbands which is kind of big on me! I have 3 more ordered however – along with a yard sign and a women for obama bumper sticker.

    I’m in Missouri and volunteered at an obama office this weekend too – first time I ever did something like that. I plan to do more.

    I’m writing about wearing the obama shirts at: http://www.ideasforwomen.com/news/change-or-mcsame/ , I’ve been posting it at blogher too: http://www.blogher.com/50-days-til-change-or-more-mcsame-day-49 . I also got the domain http://changeormcsame.com/ – but I’m not entirely certain what all I’ll do with it yet.

    Maybe we can find other bloggers wearing an Obama shirt everyday and we can all link to each other and bring some attention to it?

  3. September 17, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Very cool! I’d love to see an entire movement of “wearing Obama everyday.” Great idea, btw, to post a quote each day.

  4. 4 Kip
    September 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    What a cool idea! Seriously! Best of luck with your tee campaign and also I also hope (as do many Americans) that your family will see some light with healthcare and more. It’s been a real eye-opener for me, being American myself but moving to the UK where there is national healthcare. It really made me realise just how terrifying the situation is in the US.

    Keep posting the pics!

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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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