Serrano Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Serrano joined millions of Americans in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), which runs every year from September 15 through October 15.
“We are celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, when we gather as a nation to celebrate and honor the history, culture, and contributions of the Latino community since before the United States as we know it today was founded.
“We take this time to remember the countless and extraordinary contributions that Hispanics have made, and continue to make, to our nation. Over the centuries, American life has only been strengthened and enriched by Latinos’ presence in this great land and by their contributions in every area – from business to the arts, from the military and government to education.
“Latinos are an integral part of our nation, and as we approach November, we must make sure that their right to vote is not denied. There are 14 states where new discriminatory voting laws will negatively impact a presidential election for the first time. While some states have rolled back restrictive laws, many remain in place. A vote is a voice, and no citizen eligible to vote should be denied this right.
“In Congress, we must continue working to develop and pass legislation designed to help Hispanics improve their lives. I urge our Republicans in Congress to join Democrats in developing legislation, especially comprehensive immigration reform, to better ensure that the Latino community in our country can fully enjoy and contribute to everything this great nation has to offer.
Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.