Castro Will be Important for Democrats
Hispanics across the country are praising the choice of Julian Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, to give a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September.
Castro will talk about the story of him and his family and explain to listeners how the two are an extension of many other such stories. He said that the Hispanic community’s American story is mirrored by all immigrant groups in the country. He believes there is great hope and celebration for the future. He said that great progress has been made and that the glass is now half full, not half empty.
President Obama and the Democratic National Committee are looking for an inspirational speech from the mayor of San Antonio that tells everyone hope for change is still present.
Castro says he wants people to hear there is a clear choice between staying the course and heading in the right direction to create the same opportunities for all Americans or going backward to where the problems we now face came from.
Castro says his choice of being the first Hispanic keynote speaker spoke volumes of how important the Hispanic community is not only to the Democratic Party but also to all of America. Hispanics he said are important socially, economically and in every sense.
Castro co-chairs on the reelection campaign for President Obama and will likely be campaigning this fall for the president.
Castro also has said that he believes the Hispanic community has a number of reservations about the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Castro said that was because Romney has embraced many policies that are to the right on immigration and aligned himself with people who are known not to be friends of the Hispanic community.