It has certainly been an exciting race to the White House, which will culminate next week–November 4–with the General Elections and our country will have a new president come January. It is our belief that in these changing times, both here and abroad, Sen. Barack Obama and his running mate Sen. Joseph Biden would be the best team to lead our country. Both Obama and Biden have also demonstrated through their strong support for Armenian-American issues that they would be the best choice to push forward the principles of justice and human rights for all.
In following the campaign from its beginning stages of the primaries to the dramatic twists and turns, Sen. Obama has stayed true to his pledge to fight injustice, wherever injustice is taking place. From his acceptance speech at the end of the primaries to his countless public appearances and to the presidential debates he has emphasized his commitment to wiping out genocide in the world and to punish those who perpetrate it.
As Armenian-Americans, we have the power and a unique opportunity to elect a leader who, along with his running mate, has a demonstrated record of standing up for the truth and speaking out against abuses of human rights, the most disgusting of which is the systematic annihilation of a people–Genocide.
Our newspaper has devoted a considerable amount of space to report on both Obama’s and Biden’s actions on behalf of the Armenian-American community. The ANCA’s endorsement of the Obama-Biden ticket also highlights their record and demonstrates how their opponents’–Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin–record pales in comparison with the advocacy and commitment the two have demonstrated during their public service.
Obama and Biden have been waging a campaign for change–overall change. Their position and platform on domestic, economic and social issues have also demonstrated their commitment to address the needs of all Americans regardless of their background or economic standing.
The Obama-Biden ticket is the team for progressive change. Their election would ensure true leadership that will guide us out of the current crisis and would address the national aspirations of the Armenian community.
Vote on November 4 and vote for Obama.