Senator Boxer: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Each year from September 15 to October 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month. I hope that you will join in celebrating the enormous contributions that Hispanics have made and continue to make to our nation.
This year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans: Making a Positive Impact on American Society.” In every community across the nation, this theme is being carried out. We see both the struggles and the successes of Hispanic business owners, educators, community leaders and more. Hispanic Americans are indeed making a positive impact on American society.
As I work in Washington and travel throughout California, I see the positive impact that California’s Hispanic House Members are making on American society. Their leadership is unrivaled, and they have the results to prove it. Representative Hilda Solis is a national leader on environmental justice. Representative Loretta Sanchez has done outstanding work on military issues, and Linda Sanchez is the first Latina in history to serve on the House Judiciary Committee. Representative Dennis Cardoza has emerged as a national leader on agricultural issues. And as Assistant to the Speaker, Xavier Becerra is part of the leadership team making a difference in the House of Representatives. All of the California Hispanic House delegation has the same kind of record of accomplishments. I hope you will learn more about their fine work.
I invite you to join me in saluting the fine work of California’s Hispanic Delegation. Its members are listed below, in order of tenure. I’ve included links to their websites so that you can learn more about the important work they are doing.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer