DNC on National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2020
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month:
“This Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the extraordinary contributions our community makes to this country every day – as scientists and small business owners, soldiers and veterans, artists and public servants, and right now as essential workers keeping us safe during this crisis. And in November, there’s one more extraordinary contribution our community can make: electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States.
“Make no mistake: Hispanic and Latino voters have the power to decide this election. We have the power to change the course of history and restore the soul of our nation. And the stakes couldn’t be higher for our community. Donald Trump has failed Latino communities since day one. His incompetent response to this pandemic has cost thousands of Latino lives and millions of jobs, and his cruel anti-immigrant policies have separated families and betrayed our nation’s promise to be a beacon of freedom for all.
“Chaos is not leadership. Cruelty is not strength. We need proven leaders in the White House who will get the job done and help us build back better. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe diversity and compassion are our nation’s strengths. And they will act decisively to end this pandemic, invest in Latino communities, and revitalize our economy for a new era.”