January 12, 2016

Hirono: We All Have A Part To Play In Shaping America’s Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement commending President Obama’s final State of the Union address:

"Tonight, President Obama laid out how far our country has come since he took office in 2009 and the road that lies ahead. The President emphasized that quality education is a key part in the continued success of our country. My guest Sierra Schmitz is one of millions of students who are struggling to afford a college education. Large financial debt shouldn't be a burden on the futures of our students. We must work to make their paths a little easier.

“The President also reminded us that we all have a part to play in shaping America’s future. And he's right. We have a lot left to do like passing comprehensive immigration reform, closing the pay gap, and raising the minimum wage. Working together, we can continue to ensure that America will remain the land of opportunity for all.”

Senator Hirono and Sierra Schmitz

Senator Hirono and Sierra Schmitz holding Sierra’s State of the Union ticket