Five years ago today,President Obama stood on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois and said:
“I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.”
This is where it all began. It hasn’t always been easy, but every day since then, we’ve come together to work for change.
Since that moment, President Obama has been making history fighting for change--from "yes, we can" to 23 months of private-sector job growth, and everything in between.
Along the way there have been some historic achievements for the Hispanic community, including President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to serve as the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court. The President also signed the Affordable Care Act -- ensuring that by 2014 nine million Hispanics who currently lack coverage will have access to affordable health care, and he ended the war in Iraq. President Obama has kept true to his promise to fight for change.
Hace cinco años we started this together, and we have made progress -- but there is more work to do. President Obama is still fighting to fix our country’s broken immigration system, to keep creating jobs, and to break down barriers to education so that we all get a fair shot at the American dream. Sign up to volunteer today and let’s continue making history.