When the Vietnam War went on and on, I went to a caucus for Bobby Kennedy and I have been involved ever since. That was before the election in 1968. I have either worked as a precinct captain or a volunteer for the precinct for the past en presidential elections.
Politics has always been a family experience. My late husband, Francis, was a steward with the United Auto Workers at John Deere. The people in his union were active in Democratic politics. On the elections days, we worked out of our home. OUr children, nieces and nephews door knocked. We worked hard, but had many loses and lots of tears. We were happy with Carter and Clinton.
In the 2004 election I was retired, so I was ready to get even more involved and stated helping with John Kerry's campaign early on. The staff inspired us to make phone calls, go door knocking, and I hosted Kerry campaign workers in my home for months at a time. Then two years later, I was working to get Culver and Braley elected in 2006.
I was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Dubuque County Democratic Party last May.
I think Hillary is the best qualified and I believe in her. I will support the winner and will work hard to elect a democratic president.
I've watched the Democratic and Republican national conventions since I got a TV. I think it was in the late 1950's. I've never gone to the convention, but maybe this year. I need your help and would really appreciate your support.