Barack Obama is the leader of our immigrant population, regardless of their individual legal status, with a goal to reform immigration and give those who are living here a path to citizenship. He intends to incorporate talented young immigrants into our educational system and the work force – instead of terrorizing them out of their homes and lives. He is the leader of America’s women, a majority of our citizens who are beginning to be elected to public office in record numbers. He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and has made two appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court – both women (and one of those was a Latina woman).
"We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth."
Thank you, Mr. President, for including all Americans in your vision of a just future. You make us proud.