Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

Former US President Barack Obama gave his political backing to nine Latino Democratic candidates running for different positions at the s...

Compartir
Suscríbete
Suscribe our Newsletter
Recibe por email las noticias más destacadas
Foto: GettyImages / Video: MH
  • Former US President Barack Obama gave his political backing to nine Latino Democratic candidates running for different positions at the state and federal levels in the country
  • “I am proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates. Support these candidates and vote early if you can, “Obama wrote in his message.
  • Among the Hispanic candidates is Ben Ray Luján, nominated for the Senate from New Mexico, who if he wins would become the fifth Hispanic in the United States Senate

He former US president Barack Obama gave his political backing to nine Latino Democratic candidates running for different positions at the state and federal levels in the country on Friday.

Hispanics are part of a second list of a total of 111 Democratic candidates in 21 different states released by Obama through his twitter account.

“I am proud to support these prominent Democratic candidates who are working to control the virus, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect American health care and protection from pre-existing conditions. Support these candidates and vote early if you can, ”Obama wrote in his message.

Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

Photo: Twitter

Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

Among the Hispanic candidates is Ben Ray Luján, nominated for the Senate from New Mexico, who said he was extremely proud of the support he has received from the former Democratic president (2009-2017).

“Under his leadership we expanded health insurance coverage, protected pre-existing conditions and recovered from a recession. In the Senate I will continue to build this work towards a bright future for New Mexico, ”Luján said in a message in his twitter account.

Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

Photo: Twitter

If elected, Luján could become the fifth Hispanic in the United States Senate.

Obama also supported other Hispanic candidates, including Michelle de la Isla, running for the House of Representatives from Kansas.

“The support of President Obama is an incredible honor and a testament to how far our campaign has come. Thanks to the work of our team and volunteers. 39 days to go. We all know what is at stake this year and we need your support, ”said JoAnna Mendoza, a Latino Democratic candidate for the Arizona State Senate, who also received the support of the former president, on his Twitter account.

Photo: Twitter

Another who also received Obama’s support is Felipe Pérez, Democratic candidate for the Arizona state legislature, as well as José Javier Rodríguez and Javier Fernández, Democratic candidates for the Florida state Senate.

Like Melisa López Franzen, running for the Minnesota State Senate, and Ritchie Torres, for the state legislature in New York.

The list also includes Sara Rodríguez, a candidate for the Wisconsin state assembly.

Former president regrets death of Ginsburg and sends strong message to Republicans before replacement

After the news of the death of the judge of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former president of the United States Barack Obama sent condolences to his family members, but did not forget in the message dedicated to the magistrate that a replacement must be appointed until a new president is sworn in, in clear reference to the plan of Trump and the Republicans to appoint a new judge “without delay.”

“Judge Ginsburg inspired the generations that followed, from the youngest Halloween treats to the law students who burn their eyelashes studying and the most powerful leaders in the country.”

Michelle and I admire her very much, we are deeply grateful for the legacy she left to this country and we offer our gratitude and our condolences to her children and grandchildren, “he said.

Obama Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Getty

Obama recalled the history of inequality that Ginsburg lived through.

“Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a clerk to the Supreme Court. She had studied at two of our best law schools and had excellent recommendations. But because she was a woman, she was rejected ”.

“Ten years later, she sent her first brief to the Supreme Court, which led her to repeal for the first time a state law based on gender discrimination.”

“And then for almost three decades, as the second woman to sit on the highest court in the country, she was a warrior for gender equality, someone who believed that equal justice under the law only had meaning if it applied to everyone. Americans, ”he added.

Obama did not ignore the Republican plan to appoint a judge to replace her and in this regard refreshed the memory of many.

Filed As: Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

“Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing to vote for or against Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate should not fill a vacant Supreme Court seat before a new president was sworn in, ”he said.

“A basic principle of the law, and of everyday justice, is that we apply the rules consistently, and not based on what is convenient or advantageous at the time. The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental functioning of our democracy, everything depends on that basic principle. Since votes are already being cast in this election, Republican senators are now called upon to apply that standard. The questions before the Court now and in the years to come, with decisions that will determine whether or not our economy is fair, our society is fair, women are treated equally, our planet survives and our democracy endures, are too important for future generations, so that the courts are filled through something less than an irreproachable process ”, he sentenced.

Filed As: Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates

The post Former President Obama backs Latino Democratic candidates appeared first on Hispanic World.