Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This is a real chance to meet the President:

Organizing for Action
Diane --

We've got a new contest to meet President Obama at our next OFA Organizing Summit, and it's all about you.

We want to know: What inspired you to join this grassroots movement?

Share your story, and you'll be automatically entered to fly out with a guest to meet the President.

Everybody's story starts in a different place -- and everyone has many reasons why they fight progressive fights. One of mine is from back when I was a little girl, in my dad's small town doctor's office. I helped out after school by filing medical charts -- it's actually one of the ways I practiced the alphabet.

But I remember, even as a small child, seeing neighbors and members of the community limiting their visits, or cutting their pills in half because they didn't have health insurance and couldn't afford the sticker price. My dad went out of his way to give them the care they needed regardless, but I was struck by how unfair it was -- that some people had to go without the basic health care or medicine they needed in a country like ours.

I thought back on that experience when I decided to join the fight on the ground to pass health care reform in 2009. I reflected joyfully back on it again when the health care marketplace opened, and millions of Americans could finally access quality, affordable health care.

And those charts I used to file? The office uses electronic records now. Thanks, Obamacare.

We've all got our reasons for being part of these fights -- I hope you'll share yours with OFA.

Share your story, and you'll be automatically entered to meet President Obama in D.C. -- flight and hotel on us:




Sara El-Amine
Executive Director
Organizing for Action

No purchase, payment, pledge, story, or contribution necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 31, 2015. You may enter by sharing a story of what inspired you to join the progressive movement here. Alternatively, visit here to enter without sharing a story. Two winners will each receive the following prize package: round trip tickets for winner and one guest from within the fifty United States or Puerto Rico to the District of Columbia; hotel accommodations for winner and one guest; admission for winner and winner's guest to the OFA Organizing Summit on April 23, 2015 (approximate combined retail value of all prizes $1,700.00). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Promotion open to all U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Organizing for Action, P.O. Box 618120, Chicago, IL 60661.

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