Obama campaign launches Spanish-language site
February 23rd, 2012
07:24 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama campaign launches Spanish-language site

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection campaign launched a Spanish-language version of their website Thursday in an effort to attract highly sought after Latino voters.

The site, BarackObama.com/es, features much of the same content as Obama's English website translated into Spanish, including information about social networks and the ability to give contributions to Obama's campaign.

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Latino voters are a must-win voting bloc for the president, and the Obama campaign is increasingly working to turn up the turn-out by aggressively registering Latino voters.

The campaign has been sending out emails in Spanish as well as English, in addition to launching the new website.

The page features a three-minute video touting the president's support for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for minors in the country illegally, providing they served in the armed forces or attended college.

The new website also boasts of the president's Univision interview Thursday, though not the part where he got prickly about failing to pass immigration reform.

"Unfortunately, the Republican side, which used to at least give lip service to immigration reform, now they've gone completely to a different place, and have shown themselves unwilling to talk at all about any sensible solutions to this issue, and we're going to have to just keep up the pressure until they act," Obama said.

He added, ""Ultimately, I'm one man. You know, we live in a democracy. We don't live in a monarchy. I'm not the king. I'm the president. And so, I can only implement those laws that are passed through Congress."

Instead, the video featured the part of the Univision interview where Obama promised to enact immigration reform in the next five years.

"My presidency is not over, I've got another five years coming up. We're going to get this done," he said.

They Obama campaign already has an English-language site targeted to Latinos.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. arale norimaki

    I have a DREAM that immigrants wanting to live and study here will abide by the laws of this Country. Laws that were in place before they got in. This is supposed to be a nation of laws.
No illegal immigrants should be given citizenship. We have immigration laws that must be followed, and following those laws is the pathway to being a legal resident in the U.S.

    February 23, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    This is a wonderful idea! President Obama is president of ALL these United States and is working hard every day to create thoughtful solutions to the many challenges facing our nation as we move forward. I can hardly wait to vote for him in November!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    February 23, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. BeverlyNC

    That's a great idea President Obama. We need to be able to stay in touch with our Latino population and let them participate in job creation, economic solutions, education, and helping us defeat Republicans who hate them and want all of them deported legal or not. We need to embrace our diversity and move into the successful future of our nation with ALL Americans. President Obama is the People's President. Obama 2012

    February 23, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. Larry L

    This isn't fair! Republicans love Latinos... to clean the pool... to mow the lawn... to make up the beds... to clean the toilet... a thousand reasons!

    February 23, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. Nothing new here

    This is why Obama is a smart guy. He knows full and well to start courting the vote of LEGAL Latinos in this country!!
    President Obama's re-election team should also consider a web-site to reach out to women and other minorities. In other words...the people that the GOP could care less about.

    February 23, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. Nothing new here

    Obama's team;
    Please consider a web-site for the women of this country. The ones that are being traumetized by all this b.s. about birth control.
    Keep reaching out to moderates, Independents, freethinkers as well.

    February 23, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. SafeJourney

    Thank you President Obama

    February 23, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  8. NDblue

    Good idea. Another good idea, drop the Palin post as your lead on Ticker. Really sick of looking at her face.

    February 23, 2012 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  9. Get real

    God help us if we have to endure another five years; we may no longer have a chance to retrieve our freedom.

    February 23, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |