Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 16, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15:

“National Hispanic Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity for Americans to join together in celebration of the immeasurable contributions of the Latino community to our great nation.

“Latinos have helped build America from the ground up and continue to be an integral part of the fabric of this nation, whether it is by serving in the Armed Forces, opening a small business, caring for the ill, teaching young minds, or working day-to-day to build a better life for themselves and their families.

“Our nation is one of democratic ideals and noble values and we must continue to show the world that we are an open-minded and inclusive culture that lifts up all Americans to reach their greatest potential. Every day that we don’t act on immigration reform hinders our efforts to pursue enhanced innovation, greater job creation, faster economic recovery, and more secure communities.

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, let us look back to recognize the invaluable contributions of the Latino community, but let us also look forward to working together to keep the American dream in reach for all those who seek it.”