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September 15, 2022 
For Immediate Release

Florida Democratic Party Statement on
Hispanic Heritage Month

The following statement should be attributed to the Florida Democratic Party:

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the many contributions of America’s Hispanic and Latino communities. 

“Hispanics are an essential part of our country’s diversity and strength, and have made countless contributions to Florida. They are entrepreneurs, farm workers, teachers, doctors, activists, soldiers, members of Congress, and so much more. 

“Unfortunately, as we celebrate this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, our communities are under attack. Republican politicians scapegoat our communities, and appeal to prejudices in order to score political points. This right-wing extremism encourages discrimination, racism, and even violence against Hispanic communities like we saw in El Paso.

“During National Hispanic Heritage month, we’re thankful for the generations of Hispanic communities who built our state, who kept our communities safe during the pandemic, and who are essential to Florida’s economy. The Florida Democratic Party remains committed to fighting for and empowering our Hispanic and Latino communities.”

~~Letrecia Brown, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman