Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama Endorces Velázquez, Says Get Out There and Vote

President Obama endorsed Representative Nydia Velázquez, a 20-year veteran of Congress (7th Congressional district), for reelection and urged Brooklynites to vote for her in the June 26th primary and again in November.

"For the past two decades, Rep. Nydia Velázquez has been a constant advocate for middle-class families, helping to create an economy built to last where everyone has an opportunity to achieve the American Dream," said the President, in a release sent to us by the Congresswoman's office.

Obama said that Velázquez has worked to create middle-class jobs through community projects, provide affordable housing, and invest in education.

Congresswoman Velázquez is currently serving her tenth term as Representative for New York's 12th Congressional District, now known as the 7th CD. In the 112th Congress, she is the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee and a senior member of the Financial Services Committee.

In 1992, she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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