Obama for America today released the first in a series of Spanish language television and radio ads. The ads feature first person accounts from Obama for America organizers sharing their personal stories of how the President's policies have empowered Latino families and communities.
The first set of ads highlight the President’s record on education—a record that includes improving the quality of services and accountability at Head Start centers that serve over 362,000 Hispanic children and doubling funding for Pell Grants, which help nearly 2 million Hispanic students pay for college.
The release of the ads coincides with the launch of Latinos for Obama, the largest ever national effort to engage Latino Americans in their communities and involve them in the upcoming election through voter registration, volunteering and voting.
In the month the President took office, more than 800,000 Americans lost their jobs. To rebuild an economy that gives everyone a fair shot and the opportunity to succeed, the President took action to keep two million Latinos out of poverty during the worst recession of our lifetimes, to help an additional 150,000 Hispanic students afford to go to college, and expanded access to credit for small businesses, including more than 9,000 Small Business Administration-supported loans that went to Hispanic-owned small businesses through 2011. The President also passed health care reform, which will ensure up to nine million previously uninsured Hispanics have improved access to affordable health care.
The ads, which will air in Colorado, Nevada and Florida, feature the following individuals telling their stories of support for President Obama: