The Obama Campaign announced the appointment of Francisco “Frank” Sánchez, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Transportation, as the National Chair of Latino and Hispanic Fundraising. Sánchez, is also an advisor on Latin American policy for the campaign. In his new capacity, Sanchez will Co-Chair along with Illinois Attorney, Manny Sanchez, the Obama Hispanic Leadership Council. This newly formed Council will work with the national finance team to increase the already growing enthusiasm and fund-raising efforts for the Obama campaign in the Hispanic Community.
“Barack Obama is the candidate in the race who will deliver change we can believe in” said Sánchez. “During the course of this campaign, we have seen thousands of inspired Latinos turning out to do whatever it takes to spread Senator Obama’s message of bringing our country together. We need a president with the leadership and judgment to not only unite our country but specifically address the issues affecting Latinos.”