American Promise

  1. I am Democrat because I believe in the ‘American Promise’. Where opportunity is offered to anybody who is willing to earn it. The education and brightening of early childhood is the best thing for my generation and generations to come. People deserve the right to achieve anything they put their minds to and the opportunity should be presented to those who work hard enough to earn it. Everyone is different in their own right and should have equal rights regardless of their differences. I am Democrat because I honestly believe we will bring the better tomorrow that everyone deserves.”

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    Aubrey Smith, student at the University of New Mexico in Gallup, N.M. 

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