Barack Obama has a deep understanding of the Asian
American community that began with his birth in Hawaii and his
childhood years in Indonesia. As the President explained, “This is a
community that helped to make me who I am today. It’s a community that
helped make America the country that it is today.”
The President’s policies reflect his belief in embracing the
diversity of America – and fostering opportunity for all Americans. He
has appointed three Asian Americans to his Cabinet – the most in
history. And he has more than doubled the number of Asian American
federal court judges.
From day one of his Administration, President Obama has worked
tirelessly to build a lasting economic recovery. When the President
first took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month, and we
were on the verge of the worst economic crisis since the Great
Depression. Under the President’s leadership, the economy has added
5.2 million private sector jobs over the past 31 months.
President Obama understands the priority that Asian Americans place
on education. That’s why he’s worked to reform elementary and
secondary schools, and make college more affordable and accessible.
The President recognizes that entrepreneurship is the backbone of
the U.S. economy. He has enacted 18 small business tax cuts, which
will benefit the 1.5 million Asian American businesses in this
country. And last year, the federal government bought $12 billion of
goods and services from Asian American businesses.
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) will provide health insurance
to 2 million Asian Americans, and protect millions of others who
already have health insurance. No longer will an Asian American parent
have to worry about being denied coverage because of a child’s
Governor Romney would return our country to the failed policies of
the past. That’s why Asian American leaders like Congresswoman Judy
Chu and former White House advisor Sonal Shah have been traveling
around Ohio, talking about the President’s vision for the future.
Under President Obama’s leadership, we can strengthen the middle
class and help ensure prosperity for our children and grandchildren
for decades to come. Please support Barack Obama on November 6.
Chris Lu is a long-time friend and advisor to Barack Obama.To
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