Marc Anthony hosted a fundraiser for President Obama Tuesday night at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, performing four songs for President Obama and rallying support for his reelection, according to thewrap.com. Around 2,300 guests were present, most paying $100 per ticket. Proceeds from the event went to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee comprised of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Maytee Lopez, a 32-year-old American-born daughter of immigrants, introduced the president. Lopez has struggled to finish her college degree while working full-time and facing daunting interest hikes on student loans. As Obama took the stage, he stated: “She is an example of what this campaign is all about.”
Obama’s speech centered around the idea of the “American Dream” being a mirage, and that reclaiming it would be the focus of his second term.
The debate, according to Obama is about “how do we do better – how do we grow our economy faster? How do we create more good jobs? How do we pay down our debt?”
The president thanked Marc, calling him a friend and “extraordinary person” who “sings and dances pretty good.”
The event was the last of four fundraisers for Obama on Tuesday. Two were held earlier in Atlanta, and the third was a private dinner party for 30 guests who paid $40,000 each to join the president.