From a press release:
PEMBROKE PINES – Obama for America today announced the release of a Spanish-language ad in Florida featuring Rodrigo Rios, an Obama for America volunteer from Broward County. In the ad, Rios discusses the financial concerns he has with paying for his eldest daughter’s higher education and why it is one of many reasons he is getting involved with the Obama re-election campaign.
The President has strengthened early learning programs, like Head Start, of which Hispanics comprise a third of all participants. He also spurred 46 states to raise K-12 standards with no new mandates, and doubled Pell Grant funding so 150,000 more Hispanic students can afford a college education that leads to a well-paying job. These reforms are particularly important for the over 692,000 Hispanic students enrolled in Florida’s public elementary, middle and high schools. But he also knows there is more work to do. Hispanic voters have a lot at stake in this election, and the President’s commitment to a quality and affordable education for all Hispanic students is clear.
The release of this ad coincides with the launch of Hispanics for Obama, the largest ever national effort to engage Hispanic Americans in their communities and involve them in the upcoming election through voter outreach, volunteering and voting.