Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today released the following statement commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on the countless contributions of Hispanics to the United States and share our rich history and culture with all Americans. This year’s celebration takes a somber tone because of the ongoing humanitarian crises in Puerto Rico and along our southern border. Let us not simply pay lip service to our Hispanic communities but seize this moment to recommit ourselves to the fair and equal treatment of the three million U.S. citizens who call Puerto Rico home and the longstanding American tradition of providing refuge for those in need.”