P.O.V. contributing writer Dana Arevalo lives in Paterson, NJ. A registered voter, the issues that mean the most to her are abortion, environmental issues, gay marriage, health care and jobs/economy.
Dana is undecided who to vote for.
"Undecided to say the least. I agree with some of the things that Obama has put in place. For example, finally ending the war. My overall feeling about Obama is positive, I voted for him in the previous election. What people fail to realize is that he came into office at a time when things were already failing. I am also confused on whether to support his healthcare reform. I feel that patient care is going to be negatively compromised. I see it now, those who have ʺfree insuranceʺ do not receive the same care. I cannot say anything about Romney except for that I am concerned that he is with-holding documents from the public. While I do belong to a specific political party, I research and consider the BEST candidate."
We asked, "Election 2012 is important because?"
She replied, "Our country is in a state of turmoil. We need more jobs, a different social security plan, a better health reform policy, new tax plan, and solid decisions on other issues such as foreign policy and trade."
When asked if she voted in 2008, she answered, "Yes. I felt very positive for change as Obama promised, I am concerned that the change we have witnessed are not strong enough."