Values on Video

  • The President, on faith


    Friend --

    This election will come down to personal connections, and I'm asking you to make one today.

    As a person of faith for Obama, make sure your family, friends, neighbors, and members of your congregation know about the President's platform on faith -- and how he's standing up for the values we all hold dear.

    This election is incredibly close, and there's not much time left to get the word out.

    To understand why people of faith are so committed to this president and what he stands for, all you need are his own words -- spoken at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast:

    "We can't leave our values at the door. If we leave our values at the door, we abandon much of the moral glue that has held our nation together for centuries, and allowed us to become somewhat more perfect a union. Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Abraham Heschel -- the majority of great reformers in American history did their work not just because it was sound policy, or they had done good analysis, or understood how to exercise good politics, but because their faith and their values dictated it, and called for bold action -- sometimes in the face of indifference, sometimes in the face of resistance ...

    And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren't discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren't taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God's command to 'love thy neighbor as thyself.'"

    President Obama's Christian faith, and his belief that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, has shaped what he's done as president -- from supporting economic development abroad to making health care more affordable for all Americans, ensuring our elderly can retire securely, and helping all of our children get a good education and a shot at success.



    Michael Wear

    Faith Vote Coordinator

    Obama for America