DENVER – Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration to recognize the invaluable contributions made by the Latino community in the United States. As Colorado’s US Senator, Michael has seen firsthand how Hispanic traditions and culture are deeply woven into the fabric of our state. He has worked hard to address the issues that impact the Latino community and is seeking reelection this year to continue fighting for the needs of every Coloradan.
In an email celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Colorado State Senator Julie Gonzales wrote, “As the Chicana daughter of a rancher and a teacher, let me say one thing. The needs of our Latino communities aren’t so very different from those of all Coloradans: good schools, quality health care, reproductive freedom, and the opportunity to build a better life…Michael has not forgotten the founders’ message that everyone deserves to build a life here in America. Together, he and I have fought to keep families together and pass commonsense immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship, and grows our economy. Republican opposition has blocked many of the changes we need, but Michael is still fighting for us.”
From his work to build an economy that works for everyone to his leadership on immigration reform and protecting public lands, Michael has a strong record of delivering for hard-working Latino Coloradans and their families.
“As a Latina and member of the immigrant community in Colorado, I am proud to work for an incumbent Senator seeking reelection that goes above and beyond to respect, include, and empower the Latino community from the campaign trail,” explains Melissa Guerrero, one of Michael’s campaign political coordinators. “Whether support from individuals or advocacy organizations, the Latino community has helped Michael win in previous elections and they have remained a critical part of his campaign strategy this year.”
More than 1 million Latinos call Colorado home (Latino Leadership Institute), making the community an important part of Colorado’s livelihood. From the campaign trail, Michael has already hosted events to engage with the community and better understand how he can support the challenges they face in the US Senate.
In recent weeks, Michael visited Glenwood Springs to meet members of the Voces Unidas Action Fund–a Colorado-based advocacy nonprofit created to elevate the voices and create opportunities for Latinas and Latinos around the state. Michael also attended a small business roundtable in Pueblo with key members, including many from The Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the campaign attended the Jefferson County Latino Initiative’s fundraising breakfast in August.
In recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month, Michael looks forward to celebrating the contributions of the community while engaging with Hispanics and Latinos around the state about his reelection campaign.