Two weeks ago I met Vice President Joe Biden while wearing my SEIU shirt. He said, "Oh my God, SEIU is everywhere." And we really are. Here in my hometown of Clinton, Iowa and all across the country, I'm thrilled to see my fellow SEIU members getting involved in this election because it really does matter.
What motivates me is that the selection is so stark between the candidates. There's one that really doesn't care about me, a plumber, or people like me, those of us in the middle class. That's what really gets me, Romney changes colors way too fast. He just wants to gut the American middle class. Then there's Obama and Biden who are out there fighting for us.
I spent two and a half hours putting up yard signs the other night -- in the rain! I've been canvassing every weekend and getting together with friends to put on voter registration events. Last night, I hosted a VP debate watch party. I'm really doing all of this for my grandkids. I don't want them to have to just read about this thing called the middle class in a history book. I want them to live it.
I was thrilled to cheer on Vice President Biden last night as he represented working Americans. His opponent, Paul Ryan, is the very man who drafted Congress' recent plan to kill Medicare to give a huge tax cut to the rich. Today, I'm back out there doing what I can to re-elect President Obama and Vice President Biden.