Romney is Wrong for Nevada’s Filipino Americans
Contact: Erin Pangilinan, KAYA National Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mario Salazar, KAYA National Political Director, email@example.com
Los Angeles, CA – As Governor Romney now sets his sights on Nevada, a state with the fastest growing Asian
American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, KAYA underscores how his misguided policy positions would
endanger Filipino American, AAPI, and immigrant families in states like Nevada.
With Nevada’s fragile economy and high unemployment rate, KAYA strongly opposes Governor Romney’s
proposal of privatizing unemployment benefits. This extreme position would especially hurt the thousands of
unemployed Asian American Nevadans. Middle-class families are gradually recovering from the failed policies
of the last Administration which valued windfall profits for corporations over equal opportunities for American
families. Our community cannot afford to return to those same failed policies.
In contrast, while Governor Romney seeks to privatize unemployment benefits, President Obama has extended
them. While Governor Romney closed multiple businesses and laid off a number of employees as the head of
Bain Capital, President Obama has created or saved 2.9 million jobs since taking office.
And while Governor Romney commented on the foreclosure crisis, which hit Nevada particularly hard, by saying
it should “run its course, and hit the bottom”, President Obama stemmed the foreclosure crisis by offering help to
homeowners seeking to refinance their mortgage and keep them in their homes.
Filipino American families in Nevada and throughout the country have a clear choice this year. KAYA and its
members will continue to advocate for the candidate who best represents the interests of the Filipino American