|I remember sitting in a small office on the third floor of the West Wing with eight other people on the day in 2010 when the Senate blocked the DREAM Act. Knowing what that meant for the young people whose dreams would be deferred, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.|
Until five minutes later, when President Obama walked into the room, sleeves rolled up, and said: "This is not over. We're gonna keep fighting. I'm gonna keep fighting. I need young people to keep fighting."
I've found myself thinking of this day a lot lately as we get closer to the big choice that all of us have to make in this election.
As a first-generation American, I take what Donald Trump says seriously -- because I know that building walls isn't what makes America great. It's people like our parents and grandparents, who came here to build a better life for their families.
It's why I'm not sitting on the sidelines when it comes to fighting to make this country as great as we know it can be. It's why I first volunteered for President Obama's campaign in 2007, and why I'm doing everything I can to protect the progress we worked so hard for and to keep moving forward.
And it's why I'm asking you to take the first, most important step in making your voice heard. Check to make sure you're registered to vote, and your registration is up to date at your current address -- and if not, get registered today:
Then make sure you show up November 8th -- or sooner if your state has early voting (Google it! It's quick and easy). Then talk to your friends. Knock on some doors. Help us get the word out. It makes a real difference.
Thanks for this,