LULAC Calls Confirmation Of Isabel Guzman To Head SBA A Major Win

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Sees Strong Bi-Partisan Support for Her Role in Covid Relief

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement Tuesday after the Senate confirmed Isabel Guzman with an 81-17 vote, to take charge of the nation’s small business economic recovery as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Yvonne Gonzalez-Duncan - LULAC California State Director
“Isabel Guzman is undoubtedly the best choice for this post at one of the most important moments in the pandemic recovery. Ms. Guzman’s experience includes serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Advisor to the Administrator of the SBA in the Obama Administration. Also, as Director of the California Office of the SBA. She is well-prepared to lead the recovery for a sector of business that is the very backbone of our labor and economic strength. California LULAC is proud to affirm her confirmation and as the largest state in the country, we will work shoulder-to-shoulder with Administrator Guzman.”

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“LULAC is glad to see that President Biden now has a person alongside him with the chops and strong support from both Democrats and Republicans who can help him execute his vision for America building back better. The fact that on top of being highly qualified and experienced, she has started and run her own small business, means she knows what it takes to walk the walk as an entrepreneur and self-employed owner. We are looking forward to meeting with Administrator Guzman very soon.”

Sindy Benavides - LULAC National Chief Executive Officer
“Administrator Guzman arrives at a time when our nation’s small businesses are reeling from the impact of COVID-19 and according to the U.S. Census Small Business Pulse Survey, 53% of them do not expect to return to normal for at least another six months. Compound that with the reality that only one-in-four small businesses have a minimum three-month cash reserve on hand. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inequities that still exist for Latino-owned small businesses and the inequalities that women often face when competing for business opportunities. We will champion Administrator Guzman’s actions in addressing these challenges.”

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About LULAC
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/

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