Schumer Statement On Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020:     

“Today marks the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for us to acknowledge and celebrate the great contributions of the Latino community to our nation. Whether it’s working in public service, running small businesses, serving in the armed services, or being on the frontlines fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinos enrich and strengthen America every day. 

“This should also be a time for reflection and action. We cannot celebrate the richness of the Latino culture and heritage without addressing the challenges faced under the Trump administration. Every one of their harmful policy against immigrants, attacking affordable healthcare, or dismantling our democracy undermines the well-being of our entire country. As Senate Democratic Leader, I remain committed to building a better future for Latinos in America, which benefits us all. An American symbol of hope, the Statue of Liberty reminds us that diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths.

“I wish everyone a happy celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month!”