Campaign releases the first in a series of Spanish language television and radio ads.
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Obama for America Releases Spanish Language TV, Radio Ads Featuring Latino Organizers
CHICAGO, IL – 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 two 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:
Lynnette Acosta graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2000, before beginning her professional career with General Electric. After five years at the company, she decided to shift focus and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. Lynnette later returned to the United States and now resides in Central Florida, where she raises her two children and brings together residents in her community to rally support for President Obama as a fellow with Organizing for America-Florida.
Fernando Cázares was born in México and came to the United States with his mother and younger brother in October of 1990. He grew up in Los Angeles and spent the summers working with his brother at their parent’s garment factories. After graduating from Occidental College, Fernando participated in the Coro Leadership Fellowship program and then returned to classroom to earn his Masters in Public Affairs and Urban Regional Planning at Princeton University. Today, Fernando helps generate energy among volunteers in his community as a Field Organizer with Organizing for America-Nevada.
Daniella Urbina was raised by her mother and grandmother in Covina, California. After graduating from Harvard University in 2010, Daniella returned to California to work on Senator Barbara Boxer’s reelection campaign, and eventually moved to Washington DC to serve as the assistant to the Senator’s Chief of Staff. She now lives in Denver, Colorado where she works to register and motive voters in her community as a Field Organizer with Organizing for America-Colorado.
Ernesto Apreza is from the small town of Everson, Washington. As the first generation American in his family to graduate from college, Ernesto earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Upon graduation, he completed an internship in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. Today, Ernesto works as a Field Organizer with Organizing for America-Nevada where he cultivates relationships with neighborhood leaders.