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Diversity and Inclusion

This Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leads the CHC's efforts in promoting a diverse workforce on Capitol Hill, in the Federal Government and in Corporate America.   

Members:
Rep Ruben Gallego, Co-Chair
Senator Robert Menendez, Co-Chair
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Nov 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), issued the following statement celebrating Veterans Day and recognizing the contributions of Latino Veterans:

“On Veterans Day and every day, we must recognize the men and women in uniform who served our nation, including the Hispanic veterans who served with distinction since the first days of the American Revolution. They helped protect our democracy and guarantee freedom and security for all Americans.

Nov 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Darren Soto, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair of the Civil and Voting Rights Task Force, responded Friday to a federal court decision ruling against the addition of a second polling site aimed to better serve the majority Hispanic population of Dodge City, Kansas. Congressman Soto issued the following statement:

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement in response to  President Trump's comments that he would be signing an anti-immigrant executive order to Change Amendment Granting Citizenship at Birth:

Oct 27, 2018 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Today, CHC Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following several acts of political terrorism and violence, including a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue:

“Whether he will take responsibility or not, it’s clear that the President’s divisive words and fear mongering have motivated these domestic terrorists to commit these repulsive acts of hate and violence.”

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Oct 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s remarks that his inhumane family separation poli

Oct 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement in reaction to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s plan to introduce legislation that would fully fund President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border:

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and members of CHC leadership, sent a letter to Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton, requesting a meeting to discuss concerns about the recent findings from a University of California study which found that the Smithsonian has failed to heed its own recommendations and take measures to improve the representation of Latinos and Latinas across exhibitions and its workforce.

Sep 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued the following statement celebrating National Voter Registration Day.

“Americans have a sacred responsibility to fully participate in our electoral process and help strengthen our democracy for future generations. Throughout our history, suffragists and civil rights pioneers have fought tirelessly to establish and protect voting rights for all Americans and ensure our vote is our voice.

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued the statement below celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and highlighting the incredible contributions Hispanic men and women have made to our country.

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and members of CHC leadership sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Chairman Shelby, and Chairman Freilinghuysen calling for a reduction in funding for DHS’s harmful immigration enforcement infrastructure including detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, and border militarization.