Obama Statement on Mid-Autumn Festival
September 12, 2008
I appreciate the opportunity to share a few thoughts with the Asian American communities that gather now to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the year past and look toward the year ahead.
The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the abundance of the summer harvest. As Americans, it is a time to celebrate our blessings and rededicate ourselves to extending the opportunity to those who lack it across our country, and around the world.
That's why I have developed detailed plans to jumpstart the economy and put us on a path to long-term economic growth and job creation, provide middle class Americans with tax relief, support small businesses, and protect homeownership. I also have plans to provide every American access to quality, affordable health care and to fix our schools. We can accomplish these goals at home, and we can rebuild our alliances, encourage individual involvement and service in the Peace Corps, and improve our foreign aid programs so that we help other countries accomplish these goals as well.
Change only happens when people demand it, so I hope you'll get involved in this election and vote on November 4th. Together as one nation, we can work together to create a better future. I wish you all the best for a wonderful celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
(Appeared Sept 19, 2008 in an email from political consultant, Bill Wong, who edits the Sunfire Newswire Political Digest highlighting Asian Americans and politics in California. To subscribe, email email@example.com)