Rep. Carolyn Maloney Honors Hispanic Heritage Month, Announces Congressional Town Hall Meeting for Young DREAMers
“All Americans should celebrate the vibrant and enduring contributions to our civic and cultural life made by persons of Hispanic descent. Hispanic Americans make extraordinary contributions to public service, including serving with great pride and patriotism in our nation’s armed forces, and have been an integral part of the fabric of life here in New York, our nation’s greatest city, since its founding.
“As we observe Hispanic Heritage Month, we rededicate ourselves to America’s historic role as a beacon of liberty and opportunity, a great nation whose strength is grounded in our diversity. I am proud to join with my colleagues on Capitol Hill in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in celebrating some of the victories we have achieved in the past year, in particular the courageous and compassionate leadership demonstrated by President Barack Obama when he took action on behalf of young people, American in every way, except on paper, after Congress failed to act on the DREAM Act.
“I look forward to welcoming my distinguished House colleague and a leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois), at a Congressional Town Hall meeting for young DREAMers to be held in the congressional district I am privileged to represent during Hispanic Heritage Month. It will take place at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens, on Sunday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m. I welcome the attendance of residents and workers in New York’s 14th Congressional District who are interested in learning more about the DREAM Act and the President’s recent actions on behalf of young DREAMers.
“As we honor Hispanic Americans this month for their remarkable contributions to American life and their commitment to family, faith, and country, we honor the United States of America itself. The values of Latino Americans are American values.”
The observation of Hispanic Heritage Month concludes on October 15th.