By Sam Foster
Velma Hart, the memorable Obama supporter who spoke up at Obama's September Town Hall has lost her job at AmVets. According to the NY Times:
Velma Hart said she learned late last week that she'd been laid off as chief financial officer of AmVets, a non-profit veterans service organization based outside of Washington DC. Even when she addressed Mr. Obama in a Sept 20 CNBC town hall meeting on the economy, Ms. Hart said, she knew that the recent recession had put her job in danger through its dampening effect on donations, memberships and sponsorships at AmVets.
A spokesman for AmVets confirmed that Ms. Hart's layoff was "an economic decision that had nothing to do with her job performance." A White House spokeswoman had no comment.
"What's in my heart is now, even more than I did before, I appreciate what millions of people who are in my condition now have been experiencing for the last two, three, four years," Ms. Hart said at her home in Upper Marlboro, MD. "I don't take lightly the fact that I know friends who've been looking for jobs for two years."
"Could it take me two years to find a job? Wow, that's a scary proposition for me and my family."
Velma says that she continues to support Obama…of course she does.