"Fired up" for Obama
Among a collage of pictures of family and loved ones above the cash register at Eagle’s Nest Grocery, one 4 x7 picture has a way of attracting attention.
In the snapshot, storeowner’s Paulette and Kelly Camp pose between President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
It serves as a proud souvenir from back in May, when the couple won a contest to have one-on-one time talking with the Obamas.
As a staunch Democrat and passionate supporter of Obama, Paulette is now using her business as a way to rally customers to register to vote.
With a “Register to vote here” sign prominently placed on the doors, she usually gives customers a chance to notice the picture before chatting to them about politics and sharing her experience of meeting the Obamas.
Sometimes she simply asks customers if they are already registered to vote. If not, she pulls out the simple registration card from behind the counter for them to fill out then and there.
So far, the couple has registered about 20 people to vote, and they hope to convince more customers to do the same.
"For the first time in my life I’ve actually found a cause that I would die for. That’s how important this is to me," Paulette said.
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