• DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity for our nation to come together and celebrate the countless contributions of Mexican Americans and all Hispanic Americans to our great country. Like Mexicans that fateful morning in 1862, today Hispanic Americans continue the fight to give their families a better life. And they answer the call of American democracy by making their voices heard.

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  • Charlie Gonzalez Denounces Republican Budget, Says it Would Harm Latino Families

    Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) denounced the Republican-approved budget on a Democratic National Committee conference call today, saying the budget will hurt Hispanics. Instead of working to cut the deficit in a responsible manner, the House Republican plan would slash initiatives that are overwhelmingly beneficial to the Hispanic community, including ending Medicare as we know it, and would instead increase health care costs for America’s poor and elderly.

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  • Democratic National Committee Releases Statement in Honor of Cesar Chavez Day

    “Today, as we celebrate what would have been Cesar Chavez’s 84th birthday, we reflect on the life of an extraordinary man. Cesar Chavez grew up working the fields of the Southwest; it was back-breaking labor, but he did not allow himself to be broken. He devoted himself to improving the working conditions and the lives of farm workers, empowering individuals to make their voices heard. And when Cesar Chavez spoke, America listened. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the United Farm Workers of America, and made the plight of farm laborers a national issue.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine Urges Senate Passage of DREAM Act

    Not only is the DREAM Act a commonsense bill that will strengthen the American military and economic security, it has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle, the President, Department of Defense and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. I urge the Senate to follow the House of Representative’s lead in voting to give these young people the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

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