Faces of Change: Dakota’s Pell Grant (by BarackObamadotcom)
Pell Grants have completely changed Dakota Remy’s life. Under President Obama, 3 million more students now receive Pell Grants. Dakota qualified for a grant awarding him $5,500 a year. Now a college freshman, Dakota is grateful for the Pell Grant he received and motivated to help others as well. As Dakota says:
“It’s inspiring to know that President Obama looks at education as an investment in the future. He wants everyone to be successful and that make me want to go help someone else because someone’s helping me.”
Are you in? https://my.barackobama.com/dakotapellgrantvid
I went to my local Obama campaign headquarters today to sign up to volunteer. It was amazing; everyone was friendly and knowledgeable as hell. I’m going to be contacted by the regional field director within a few days. I’m going to volunteer! For Obama! Being unable to vote, it’s the least I can do. I saw my lit teacher there. Turns out she’s been canvassing for them, and we talked about politics for a good half an hour. I love being treated like an actual adult. We made signs to hang on the “why I’m voting for Obama” wall. Mine’s in the bottom row, third from the right. Some of the other ones are pretty rad too.