WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2015) — A statement from Advancing Justice | AAJC calls the 2015 State of the Union Address a vision for greater opportunity and equality in America.
President Barack Obama, in tonight’s State of the Union address, expressed a vision for a country where all Americans can access equal economic and educational opportunities.
According to recent polling, Asian Americans overwhelmingly support the ideas expressed in the president’s address, including raising the minimum wage, the government working to close the income gap between the rich and the poor, and increased spending on social services and government programs over tax cuts.
Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, issued the following statement:
“President Obama reminded us tonight that true equality begins with providing equal access to opportunity. As a new American community, providing for our children and increasing their educational opportunities is extremely important. There are large disparities between Asian American ethnic groups, and many of our communities — similar to Latinos and African Americans — struggle to make ends meet, find affordable housing and access quality education and employment. The president’s vision is one that will help our families achieve the American dream.
We look forward to working with the president to achieve economic justice, as well as the future opportunity to work with the administration to unite our families through immigration reforms.”