San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first Hispanic man to deliver the keynote speech at Democratic National Convention.
“My family’s story isn’t special,” he said. “What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward.”
Castro has been described as “the Latino Barack Obama.” Both men were raised by single mothers and attended Harvard University. Like Obama, the 37-year-old Texas mayor has quickly gained prominence in the Democratic Party.
“And that’s the middle class– the engine of our economic growth,” he said. “With hard work, everybody ought to be able to get there. And with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there — and go beyond.”
“The dream of raising a family in a place where hard work is rewarded is not unique to Americans. It’s a human dream, one that calls across oceans and borders. The dream is universal, but America makes it possible. And our investment in opportunity makes it a reality.”
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