Rep. Loretta Sanchez Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT
Emily Morris, 202-225-2965
Emily.Morris@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), co-chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Immigration and Border Issues Task Force, released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15 through October 15.

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FULL REMARKS

Hello, I’m Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

Every year from September 15th to October 15th, we come together as a nation to honor the rich history, culture, and contributions of the Latino community in America by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Latino Americans have always shaped America’s history and future, but their contributions have sometimes been overlooked or not given their due recognition.

America has been home to countless numbers of outstanding Latinos who reflect the best of our community, from civil rights activists like Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Joan Baez; to artists like Selena and Carlos Santana; to the brave women and men serving in our military; to today’s ambitious young DREAMERs.

We’ve always been here, innovating and advancing America towards a brighter future.

Latinos, like all Americans, are committed to building a better and stronger future for their families and communities. Latinos prioritize hard work, education, healthy families, growth within small businesses, and community engagement.

Latinos, better than anyone, have seen the deep dysfunction in our nation’s immigration system.

Thanks to House Republicans blocking comprehensive reform every chance they get, it has been almost two years since Congress has brought meaningful immigration reform up for a vote.

Each day that Congress refuses to act on this critical issue, it’s another day that America suffers.

Our families, our businesses, and our economy hang in the balance. Blocking immigration reform means stunting America’s progress, and we can’t wait any longer.

So, this month, join me in celebrating the extraordinary heritage, culture, and contributions of our nation’s growing Latino communities.

More than ever, I will continue to fight for commonsense immigration reform that will keep families together; secure our borders; offer hardworking immigrants a pathway to citizenship; and protect and empower our workers, the middle class and those striving to live the American dream.

Gracias y feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana.

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and as the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security, and as co-chair of the Immigration and Border Issues Task Force for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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Emily Morris
Press Secretary
U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)
1211 Longworth House Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515
Ph: (202) 225-2965