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RNC Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

- September 15, 2012

WASHINGTON - RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day released the following statement on the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month:

"For generations, Hispanics have strengthened our society and our country. We honor their many contributions during Hispanic Heritage Month, a tradition begun in 1988 when President Ronald Reagan expanded Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long celebration," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

"Across this nation, Hispanics have for centuries enriched the American experience. They have selflessly served their country in the armed forces, for which we owe a debt of immense gratitude. In pursuit of the American Dream, they have invigorated our economy, and with a tireless entrepreneurial spirit, many have built and grown businesses.

"But today, the economy isn't working for far too many Hispanics. These hard working Americans deserve a country that honors their values, their work, and their sacrifice and an Administration that is committed to restoring the American Dream."

"This month is a chance for all Americans to discover and rediscover the richness and diversity of the Hispanic community," said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. "We honor their past, and recommit ourselves to fighting for the future we will all share--one where everyone has a shot at the American Dream. Republicans, led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, are committed to leading us toward that future, where the opportunities that drew generations to America are once again abundant."

 

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