NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: October 4, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
Florida Democratic Party Chairman Smith Statement on President’s Education Speech
Tallahassee, FL – With President Obama speaking about the importance of passing the American Jobs Act and the impact it will have on teachers and our children’s education, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith released the following statement:
“Since taking office, President Obama has made education one of his top priorities. The American Jobs Act will not only get more Americans back to work now, but it will also lay the foundation for a brighter future for our country. Right here in Florida we will receive over $1.2 billion in funding to support as many as 16,600 jobs.
“We have to invest in our students today, because tomorrow they will be the entrepreneurs and innovators who will lead our country. It’s time for Republicans to join President Obama and Democrats in Congress in this important effort and stopstanding in the way. It’s time to pass the American Jobs Act now.”