Both President Obama and Mitt Romney participated in meet the candidate forums on Univisión this week, and I can tell you that after watching both candidates engage with the Hispanic community, I think our choice in this election couldn't be clearer.
Mitt Romney was desperately looking for a fresh start -- but instead he affirmed his support for "self-deportation," his promise to veto the DREAM Act, and his commitment to repealing Obamacare and cutting funds for Pell Grants and Head Start. He refused to answer any tough questions or provide specifics about what a Romney presidency would look like.
President Obama reminded us that he's the only candidate fighting for the Hispanic community. He talked about his fight for comprehensive immigration reform and his action to lift the shadow of deportation from Dreamers. He highlighted that he increased funding for Pell Grants and Head Start, so that millions of Hispanic youth can achieve their full potential by having more access to a good education.
This election is about values. Do we want a country where a few people at the top get all the breaks while the middle class shoulders the load? Or do we want a nation where we grow our economy from the middle class out and fight for better education, better health care, and more jobs?
We need to come together and spread the word about the stakes in this election to our friends and family. As the President said today on Univision, "You've got to get out there and you've got to express that with your ballot."
It's up to all of us.
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