On Wednesday, Feb. 22, activists from all over the congressional district converged on the home of Faye Morrison to be part of a conference call with first lady Michelle Obama.
Before the phone call began, the many women present talked about their reasons for continuing to support President Obama and what it meant not only in their lives but those of their families and especially our grandchildren.
After the call, we dubbed ourselves the Granny's for Obama. The Women for Obama committee organized over 200 of these calls, with the first lady being gracious with her time and calling in to many of them, some of them a few at a time. Participants were as close as Faye Morrison's sitting room and some as far away as the state Faye was born in: Alaska. They ranged from the very young, a college group of lawyers in Washington, D.C., to our granny squad.
The first lady closed her remarks by taking some brief questions and then letting us know it was time to go and make sure her daughters had done their homework and were ready for bed.
Women for Obama are planning many more events like this where they can ask for the help they need but also bring us together with our neighbors to talk about the issues that are important to us. I have to say I enjoyed not only the honor of hearing from the first lady, but also hosting a large group of activist women who I have never met but I am so looking forward to working with.