We continue to count down to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Joining party activists from across the nation will be almost 100 SEIU members and leaders, including Ros Hampton, a member of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
Ros is a nurse in Buffalo, NY, and has been in the profession for more than 25 years. She recently went back to college to get a degree in healthcare administration, so can relate personally to President Obama's work to make a college education more affordable for working families.
As a nurse, she sees first-hand how the Affordable Care Act has provided access to affordable healthcare to many other families. She knows that a Mitt Romney presidency would roll back these efforts and take our country back. Ros also believes that a Romney-Ryan administration would raise taxes on the middle class.
Ros, a mother of four and a grandmother to seven, recently served as an 1199SEIU delegate to the SEIU Convention in Denver but her selection as a delegate to her first Democratic National Convention came as a complete surprise. She attributes it to her involvement in many community organizations and SEIU's role as a leader in the community for issues important to working families.
"There is power in numbers and that is the message I want to spread in Charlotte," said Ros. "I hope that the convention provides some extra energy to motivate the 99% to take on the money of the 1% so we can re-elect President Obama and finish fixing the economy for the working and middle class."