LULAC Leaders Join USHCC and Call for U.S. Senate to Confirm Roberta Jacobson as Ambassador to Mexico

March 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on Capitol Hill, LULAC participated in a press conference to support the confirmation of Roberta Jacobson to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Roberta Jacobson is currently serving as U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere.

The press conference was organized by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and had the bipartisan support of U.S. Senator Tom Udall, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich.

In response, LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. issued the following statement:

"Roberta Jacobson was nominated last June to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Unfortunately, her confirmation has been continuously delayed by certain members of the Senate. This is a time when our economic, security and cultural interests with our southern neighbor require our bond to be stronger than ever, and further delaying Jacobson's nomination puts that effort in jeopardy.

"I was gratified by the bipartisan support present at today's press conference and welcome the opportunity to be part of the effort to move her confirmation forward."

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 1000 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 www.LULAC.org.

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