LULAC Says America Is Witnessing History

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Congratulates Joe Biden on Selection of Kamala Harris

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today issued the following statement:

Domingo Garcia - National President
“LULAC congratulates Vice-President Joe Biden on his selection of Kamala Harris for Vice-President, a woman of color from California, one of our country’s most diverse states. She knows what Dreamers are facing, the impact COVID-19 is having on black and brown communities and the contributions immigrants are making to the economy of the United States. She was willing to speak truth to power during her campaign and now, she is willing to serve with Mr. Biden who is looking to the future and the changing demographics in the United States. Color alone should not define Senator Harris nor any other qualified person in our country, but neither should it exclude them from being a heartbeat away from the Presidency.”

Sindy Benavides - National Chief Executive Officer
“All women, men, and children in our country should be feeling a sense of pride today over the selection of Senator Kamala Harris, the first black female ever selected for a presidential ticket since the founding of our country 244 years ago. Setting party politics aside, Senator Harris is an experienced, capable individual whose record in public service demonstrates she is ready to stand with the candidate running for the nation’s highest office. The fact that she is a woman of color is equally important because this moment marks a milestone in our country. It is time to move purposefully forward toward the horizon of hope and the destiny of our true greatness embracing our diversity and celebrating it as the true beauty of our collective strength.”

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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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