(Arlington, VA) – The staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Initiative join with the broader Hispanic community in celebrating the many contributions of our community during Hispanic Heritage Month. The LIBRE Initiative will sponsor a number of grassroots events around the country designed to highlight these contributions, and to empower Hispanics to achieve more. Additionally, The LIBRE Initiative will join as a cosponsor of the 32nd annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will take place at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 1.
Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“America is stronger because of the contributions of the Hispanic community – both today, and throughout our history. Hispanic Americans have been among us since the first days of the United States – families, workers, leaders, and defenders of our nation and our rights. We know that the median age among Hispanics is about ten years younger than the U.S. population on the whole, so our contributions will only continue to grow in the days and years ahead. We look forward to celebrating the contributions – past, present, and future – as we continue our efforts to break the barriers that keep us from contributing even more. We know that America will remain an extraordinary success story – and we are determined to help make that happen.”