Convention stories: Joe and Lynn

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Joe and Lynn

Joe, a delegate from Colorado, and his sighted companion, Lynn, attended the Women’s Caucus last Thursday.

Joe: I’m really enjoying the convention, thanks to Lynn who’s getting me from here to there.

Lynn: We’ve been on the floor the entire time, all of the nights.

Joe: And it’s great because it’s the first time in my life that I’ve been with so many Democrats. I really enjoy it. I think there are some really important things we can all take away from here. The First Lady’s speech on Tuesday was very passionate. And last night, President Clinton’s speech really nailed it. He put the issues so succinctly and clearly.

I think the women here at the convention are some of the most powerful women. They’re changing the world. And I hope to hear all the speakers today and tonight, and President Obama—I’m really looking forward to that.

Lynn and I work together a lot in Colorado, and most of our volunteers are women. I think the things we’re learning here at the Women’s Caucus and from the speakers will really be helpful to all of the volunteers who are trying to persuade other voters.

Lynn: Joe is planning an event right away when we get back for our team to get out and spread the message from the convention in person. Obviously we’re leaving here really fired up and ready to go, and that’s great. But we only have a little more than a month until early voting starts in Colorado. So we need to deliver. President Obama delivered for us and we need to deliver for him.

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