Wasserman Schultz Statement Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Washington, DC, September 16, 2015 | comments
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor the Hispanic community's countless contributions to our nation. For generations, this community has reaffirmed their strong commitment to family, education, faith, and work ethic, thereby becoming a vibrant part of our melting pot of cultures.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor the Hispanic community’s countless contributions to our nation. For generations, this community has reaffirmed their strong commitment to family, education, faith, and work ethic, thereby becoming a vibrant part of our melting pot of cultures. Hispanics have contributed greatly to our nation’s strength, and as a member of the Jewish community, I know that our two communities share similar stories and family narratives of immigration, assimilation and a great love for this country. 

“We also share so many of the same values: the importance of family, veneration of elders, valuing a good education and the trials and tribulations of being an immigrant group.  And like all Americans, we believe in investing in future generations.

“Part of this investment is ensuring our nation fixes its broken immigration system. I am proud to support President Obama as he works towards a bipartisan solution that fixes our immigration system in a responsible, comprehensive and sustainable way.”

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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