Winning the Future: President Obama’s Agenda and The Hispanic Community
In his State of the Union address, the President laid out his vision for America to win the future. The President made it clear that the most important contest we face today is not between Democrats and Republicans, but rather America’s contest with competitors across the globe for the jobs and industries of our time. To win that contest and secure prosperity for Hispanics and all Americans, we have to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world and the Hispanic and Latino community plays an integral part of that plan to win the future.
We can win the future through innovation, creating the jobs and industries of the future by doing what America does best—investing in the creativity and imagination of the American people. We must win the race to educate our kids in order to meet the demand over the next 5 years when nearly 90% of new jobs will require more than a high school degree. And we must rebuild America, attracting new businesses to our shores by having the fastest and most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information—from roads and airports, to high-speed rail and high-speed Internet.
In the last two years since taking office, the President and his Administration have worked to lay the groundwork for America to win the future, stopping the freefall of the economy and begin to set the foundation for growth and prosperity. Every issue has been of vital importance to the Latino community, from promoting job creation to making sure that every American has access to quality health care, to reforms that strengthen education for all Americans, to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform while standing up for the civil rights of all Americans.
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