Terry McAuliffe is committed to supporting Virginia’s AAPI Community. As Governor, Terry McAuliffe will build on his record of reaching out to solicit talent and advice from this growing and dynamic community.
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“Though President Obama hasn’t accomplished all of his goals for his first term, he has shown us that he is sincere and will work his hardest. Real immigration reform has stalled, but his administration announced that it would stop the deportation of young undocumented immigrants eligible for the DREAM act. The economy is not fully recovered, but it has been getting better.
He has also delivered on many of his other promises, such as lowering taxes for the middle class, making education more affordable for everyone, and creating a more open and publicly-accessible government.
He has also been very attentive of minority communities. Not only has his cabinet consisted of many minority members (Secretaries Ken Salazar, Gary Locke, Hilda Solis, Steven Chu, Eric Shinseki, and Eric Holder), he also nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and has filled the sub-cabinet levels of his staff with many minority members.
Barack Obama has not been the perfect president. But, given what he was faced with when he took office, he has done a good job. Though there are a few big goals he has left unfinished, he has accomplished many of his smaller ones. On the goals he has yet to accomplish, he has shown strength, initiative, and resolve. This is a fragile time for America, and during a fragile time, we need a president who we know and can count on. Barack Obama is that president. ”
George Takei shares how far the AAPI community has come and why you should get involved in this election to help re-elect President Obama.
"President Obama has delivered from Day One: access to affordable health care, the ability to pursue the American dream, and most importantly, creating jobs. In the last four years, the lives of people in my life have gotten better because of the policies that President Obama has implemented for the middle class—my sister, for example, just graduated and she can now stay on our parents’ health care.
"We intend to mobilize in our Asian American community—in a key battleground state like Virginia, our community could be the margin of victory. We’ll work really hard to make sure the President wins."
—Linh from Fairfax, Virginia, waits to see President Obama at today’s event
By Shang Wang, AAPI Vote Intern | Obama For America
On the night of November 4, 2008, I sat on my couch, anxiously waiting as I witnessed history unfold on the television screen before me. I was 15 then, with a thin grasp on the important issues of the election and the problems that the country faced. All I knew was that Barack Obama was cool, new, and an inspirational voice of change.
Four years later, I still support President Obama. But this time it’s because of what he’s done. Over the last four years, the President has fought for my interests and has invested in my future. He’s increased Pell Grant funding and has provided tax credits for students like me. He’s allowed me to stay on my parents’ health care plan and has expanded the availability of affordable insurance for millions of Americans. He has advocated for alternative energy so that I, my children, and my children’s children will be able to live on a clean and healthy planet. And while there’s still work to do, the economy has recovered from the worst recession of our time with 30 straight months of private sector job growth.
Everywhere I look, the President is working hard to build ladders of opportunity for all Americans. I’ll be 19 this election and it will be the first vote of my life. And when I see the choice that we have this November, it’s a clear decision in my mind. I’ll be voting for investment in the future and a way forward. And that means a vote for President Barack Obama.