Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Notable Quotes Responding to Obama's Win

Following are two quotes from statements by partner organizations in response to the election of Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States.

Angelica Salas, Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
"For all us who seek justice and change, President-Elect Obama's selection is proof that even in times of great anxiety our nation can come together and give democracy the chance it deserves. The significant participation by immigrants in this election cycle will bring with it greater visibility and political strength, especially as we advocate on behalf of millions of immigrant families who must forego their American dream because of our country's broken immigration laws."

Hugh Espey, Executive Director of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
"Community organizers and everyday people from all across the state congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his historic victory and are proud of the role his community organizing experience played in leading to his win. ... Nov. 4 marked a critical day in our nation's history, and it is just the beginning of what's to come. Everyday Iowans deserve to set the political agenda. Community organizing and Iowans mobilizing from all across the state will continue to play a key role in our electoral process, making sure we all have the opportunity to succeed."

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