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Colorado Latinos for Obama

"The time has come for a president who has lived the American dream, who is on our side. A president who will cut our dependence on foreign oil and lead us into the new energy frontier. A president who will make us stronger and safer as Americans. A president who will make health care available to every American. A president who will make sure that no matter who you are, no matter where you're from, if you work hard, you too can live the American dream. That is the president that Barack Obama will be. That is why I proudly second the nomination of Barack Obama for President of the United States of America." - US Senator Ken Salazar

Barack Obama at Annual NCLR, July 12, 2008:

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As president, Barack Obama will support the Latino community by:

  • Working to keep young people from dropping out of school and holding schools accountable for teaching English-language learners. Barack is a cosponsor of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which allow undocumented students to pay lower in-state tuition rates.
  • Raising the minimum wage, supporting low-income families, and protecting Social Security and home ownership for Latinos. Barack supports funding for job training programs and providing capital to minority-owned businesses.
  • Obama played a leading role in crafting comprehensive immigration reform. He believes our broken immigration system can only be fixed by putting politics aside and offering a solution that secures our border, enforces our laws and reaffirms our heritage as a nation of immigrants.

Barack Obama:

  • Proposed a middle class tax credit of up to $1,000 per working family and $1,000 per family as an Emergency Energy Rebate.
  • Co-sponsored the Fair Minimum Wage Act and as President will continue to raise the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation.
  • Helped expand health care for 150,000 children and parents in Illinois and will ensure that everyone has access to quality health care by the end of his first term.
  • Sponsored efforts to increase the maximum scholarship for Pell Grants and passed the DREAM Act in Illinois.
  • Will protect and strengthen Social Security and will eliminate all income taxes on seniors making less than $50,000 per year.
  • Supported the recent bipartisan legislation to expand the GI Bill for our returning veterans.
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Barack's Latino Blueprint for Change

Barack Obama Sobre Temas Latinos

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John McCain:

  • Proposed an economic plan that offers tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, while leaving out more than 100 million middle class families.
  • The Has repeatedly voted against increasing the minimum wage.
  • Responding to conservative pressure, McCain flipped to oppose the DREAM Act.
  • Has blocked efforts to expand access to health insurance and has a health care plan that will benefit the insurance companies while increasing costs for families.
  • Supports privatization of Social Security similar to what President Bush proposed, threatening benefits for a majority of senior citizens.
  • Opposed the bipartisan GI Bill to expand veteransÂ’ benefits to our returning servicemembers.