CHC Chair Statement on Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on Cinco De Mayo:
“Cinco de Mayo is a day which recognizes the valor of battle and that over time has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture and heritage.
“In these times of emboldened anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies which tear families apart, we must recognize that our immigrant neighbors across the nation embody the courage, resourcefulness and persistence that led to the victory at the battle of Puebla.
“It is more important than ever that we come together to confront the dangerous implications of inaccurate representations, beat back this negative reality, and re-commit to fighting for what’s right.”
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.
Carlos Paz Jr.