State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa Named Wisconsin Chair of Latinos For Obama
MILWAUKEE – Obama For America has named State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa as the Wisconsin Chair of Latinos for Obama. In 2010 Rep. Zamarripa became the first Latina elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature. Prior to that she was an educator and community outreach coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Below is Rep. Zamarripa’s statement on being named Wisconsin Chair of Latinos for Obama.
“I am honored to chair Wisconsin Latinos for Obama and work with the Latino Community to make sure President Obama gets re-elected. The upcoming presidential election is crucial for the Latino community - our vote could end up deciding this election, and the choice between the two candidates could not be clearer.”
“Mitt Romney is out of step with the Latino community on virtually every issue we face in our community. His extreme, unrealistic immigration policy and vow to get rid of Planned Parenthood, which provides essential medical care for thousands of Latina women in Wisconsin every year are just two examples of that. On the other hand, in his first term President Obama has done much for the Latino community, including cutting payroll taxes for 25 million Latinos, and helping grow Latino-owned small business. The Affordable Health Care Act will provide health coverage to 9 million currently uninsured Latinos in the next two years and the President’s support of the DREAM Act has moved us in the right direction towards immigration reform.”
“President Obama believes that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules, should have a fair shot at the American dream. I am proud to help mobilize the Latino community in Wisconsin and ensure a second term for President Obama.”