Congressional Hispanic Caucus Mourns Passing of Congressman Ed Pastor
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, First Vice Chair Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Second Vice Chair Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Ed Pastor:
“Ed served with distinction in the House of Representatives as the first Hispanic member from Arizona, paving the way for countless Hispanic lawmakers to follow. Serving as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, his contributions to the state of Arizona, to the Latino community, and to our nation will forever be appreciated. We will continue to carry Ed’s legacy by renewing our commitment to advocate for the Hispanic community, and create equal opportunities for all,” said First Vice Chair Congressman Joaquin Castro.
“Congressman Pastor was a Latino trailblazer and a great Arizonan. He dedicated his career to protecting the civil rights of every American and making the American Dream accessible to everyone, including the most vulnerable in our society. His legacy will live on in the legislation he authored, the working families he helped, and the generation he inspired,” said Second Vice Chair Congressman Ruben Gallego.
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