Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, 202-226-8373, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ RELEASES STATEMENT ON CINCO DE MAYO
Garden Grove, Calif. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today released the following statement in recognition of Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican militia defended their country against the imperial French army in 1862.
“Cinco de Mayo means more than serving margaritas and chips at a party. Today we celebrate the rich history of our Mexican neighbors and of the millions of Mexican-Americans who have contributed so much to the United States. From classrooms to Congress, from boardrooms to the battlefield, Mexican-Americans are part of what makes our country so strong. I am proud to count myself among them and to represent such a vibrant Mexican-American community in Orange County.” Continue reading