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Reflecting the diverse fabric of our country, the Democratic Party is comprised of many individuals, families, and communities that have at their core the story of American immigration. President Obama is working tirelessly to provide meaningful leadership on the wide range of issues that are important to all Americans. The DNC’s Office of Ethnic Outreach works together with the DNC’s Ethnic Council to engage voters in every state by advancing the President’s message on these issues in households and communities across the country.

The Office of Ethnic Outreach works closely with state parties and elected officials to reach a broad spectrum of Americans. We are currently facilitating meaningful conversations about issues ranging from the American Jobs Act to immigration among many others in states across the country. Email marootianj@dnc.org for more information on how you can join the conversation.

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Recent Action
We Can’t Wait: Obama administration to lower student loan payments for millions of borrowers
October 25, 2011
The new "Pay As You Earn" proposal will allow about 1.6 million students the ability to cap their loan payments at 10 percent starting next year, and the plan will forgive the balance of their debt after 20 years of payments.
The President announces new housing initiatives that benefit american homeowners
October 24, 2011
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in an effort to attract more eligible borrowers who can benefit from refinancing their home mortgage.
The President broadens the conversation on immigration reform
August 15, 2011
In August, leaders from a variety of ethnic communities – from Irish, to Polish, to Macedonian and many others met at the White House to discuss this important issue.
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