Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair, Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair, Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) hosted a summit with Latino leaders and advocates from across the country to discuss the challenges facing America’s Latino community.
This summit comes at a time of devastating attacks on the Hispanic community, from the tragedy in El Paso, Texas to the Trump administration’s harmful policies. Senate Democrats are fighting to stop the harm the Trump Administration is doing to the Hispanic community and enact legislation that improves the lives of Latinos, including making quality health care more affordable, protecting DREAMers and passing comprehensive immigration reform, expanding economic opportunity, and making it easier, not harder, for eligible voters to vote, and more.
“Instead of building on the legacy and incredible strength of the Latino community, we have an administration that has gone out of its way to exclude and intimidate Latinos,” said Senator Schumer. “Today’s summit emphasized the great Latino talent we have from the streets of New York to the shores of California. Senate Democrats will continue celebrating the richness of the Latino community while fighting to deliver on the legislative priorities of the Latino community.”