IOWA CATHOLICS FOR OBAMA ANNOUNCE CO-CHAIRS
DES MOINES – Obama for America today announced the campaign’s new Iowa Catholics for Obama Co-Chairs, supporters who recognize the President’s record of leading with values and fighting for so many of the priorities and policies that Catholics hold dear. This group is made up of Catholic leaders and grassroots supporters from Iowa who are committed to helping our country continue to move in the right direction.
Since day one, President Obama has advanced policies and programs that help American families, working in partnership with faith-based and community organizations. From fighting for health insurance reform so no family will have to worry about how to make ends meet in the face of illness or disease, to supporting tax reform in which everyone pays their fair share, to ensuring every child has access to a good education, President Obama believes that we are our brother and sister’s keeper. The President strongly believes that we have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves because helping hardworking Americans succeed is part of what defines us as a nation. The Obama Administration has consistently partnered with Catholic non-profits like Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services to serve those in need—financial partnerships totaling over $1.5 billion over the past two years to aid these organizations in their important work.
“President Obama believes that we are in this together and that we are greater together than we are on our own. Catholics are supporting President Obama because he understands the importance of an active faith in pursuit of the common good – something he has lived his life by and that has served him over the course of his career in public service. The President’s record, character and values make the choice in this election incredibly stark and clear,” said Broderick Johnson, who leads the campaign’s outreach efforts with Catholics.
For more information, please visit http://www.barackobama.com/catholics where you will find a letter from the Catholics for Obama National Co-Chairs highlighting the President’s commitment to moving our country forward.
Iowa Catholics for Obama Co-Chairs:
Former First Lady of Iowa Mari Culver, Des Moines
State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, Waukee
State Representative Pat Murphy, Dubuque
Ken Kraus, Dubuque
Jennifer Herrington, Clarinda