Rep. Lee Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) statement in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized every year from September 15 to October 15:   

“Every year, Americans honor Hispanic Heritage Month to commemorate the immeasurable contributions of the of the diverse Hispanic community. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, I learned from and gained a deep respect for the Latino community and their heritage. I now have the privilege of serving a vibrant and dynamic community of Latinos who live in my 13th Congressional District of California.   

“The Hispanic community has been on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. We must take this opportunity to thank them and to recommit to the fight for a living wage, for universal access to health care, for addressing racial health disparities, and for equality. 

“As a member of the Tri-Caucus, which is made up of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I am a proud and vocal advocate for the Latino community and all communities of color. It is with gratitude that I honor Hispanic Heritage Month, and with excitement I anticipate the future strides Hispanic Americans will make for our nation.”