Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar endorses Bernie Sanders, strengthening Latino outreach

Joe SalazarA highlight of the Nevada primary was Bernie’s surprising victory in the Latino vote.  That bodes well for some critical states, one of them being Colorado.  That was further strengthened today with the endorsement of Rep. Joe Salazar of Colorado!

“I think (Sanders) has a better vision, and he’s been talking about it the past 40 or 50 years,” Salazar said. “He’s not the politician who accepts campaign contributions from the wealthiest of America. I have a high degree of respect for Secretary (Hillary) Clinton, but I think Sanders best represents what is needed in Colorado.”

Salazar’s endorsement shows Sanders can appeal to Latinos, a coveted voting bloc in Colorado and across the country. The Associated Press reported Saturday that Latino voters are expected to be about 12 percent of the electorate in November. Both Sanders and Clinton are courting Latino voters. Clinton’s daughter,Chelsea, and actress America Ferrera met with a Latina coffee group Friday in Denver to discuss key issues for that community.

Salazar said he was particularly excited about Sanders’ infrastructure plan that would help the state’s economy while fixing roads and his free public college tuition plan. “We have to dream big because America is built off big dreams,” he said. “I’m not hearing that from Secretary Clinton. What I hear from her is typically what I hear from the other side of the aisle: ‘You may have big dreams, but they’re not realistic.’ “

Welcome aboard, Joe!  Very glad to have you as part of the political revolution!

Go Bernie!


H/T DailyKos

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