Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 15, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – 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:

“Today begins a month-long celebration in recognition of the contributions of the 56.6 million Latinos that call this great nation home.

“Latinos are undeniably part of the great melting pot of America, and their contributions are indisputable. Whether it is the day-to-day work they do for our communities as teachers, doctors, and small business owners, their distinguished service in the Armed Forces, or the clear cultural influences in music, art, and food, Latinos are an enduring part of the American tapestry.

“Our nation was built on the foundation that every man and woman who calls this country home should have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To uplift those democratic and noble principles, we must embrace all who embody these American values. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it helps our nation bolster its economic strength and maintain its position as an example for the world.

“As we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizing all that the Latino community does for the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia and the state and nation as a whole, let us never forget the values and beliefs on which this country was founded and let us look forward to achieving equality and justice for all.”