Elected Officials for Latino Student Success Comments to the Class of 2020 Latino College Graduates


See video messages by Members of Congress to the Class of 2020 Latino college graduates.


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“You’re going to make us all proud, your families, your community, your country and the world.”

- Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA-29)



“While this may not be the way you envisioned your graduation ceremony, do not let that take away from your accomplishment. You achieved an amazing goal. We are all very proud of you.”

- Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA-39)



“It is now your time to rise and become the next generation of leaders. Use the skills you learned to achieve extraordinary things.”

- Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)



“The world needs you now more than ever. Your generation is better equipped than any other to lead and work toward a more equitable and just world.”

- Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA-44)



“I want you to know that we are very, very proud of you. Times like these require leadership and courage and hope, and you represent all of that.”

- Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16)



“En los Estados Unidos, solamente 22 porciento de los Latinos adultos se han graduado del colegio y ustedes son unos de esos 22 porciento. Gracias por su trabajo y gracias por toda su dedicación.”

- Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16)



“You have achieved what so many could only dream of. You and your family should be very proud because no one can take away this degree.”

- Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)



“Keep the faith, work hard and continue to live the dream that you have envisioned for yourself.”

- Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)



“Latinos are the great contributors to the diversity and vibrancy of our nation, and I know you all will go on accomplish amazing things.”

- Rep. Vicente González (TX-15)



“Remember, don’t let anyone ever tell you, ‘You can’t achieve your goals,’ or discourage you from pursuing your dreams.”

- Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32)



“Remember to always believe in yourself and follow your passion 'con ganas'. Continue paving the way for our Latino community.”

- Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)



“Be the makers of your memories, the drivers of your destiny and dream big. We support you.”

- Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36)



“Usted son los dueños de su destino. Con fe y fuerza, todo es posible.”

- Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36)



“While this public health crisis may have unexpected impacts on your journey, what you’ve overcome, where you come from, what will you do is far greater.”

- Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02)



“Aunque esta crisis de salud publica ha sido una parte inesperada en tu jornada, no estas solo. Lo que has superado- de donde empezaste y lo que harás—es mucho mas grandioso.”

- Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02)



“You’re part of an amazing trend in our community of new doctors and lawyers, engineers and scientists, nurses and teachers, and so many others.”

- Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09)



“Many of you overcame incredible obstacles to reach this milestone. I can't wait to see all of the ways in which you will lead our country.”

- Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35)



“Your ability to rise above these difficult circumstances to get where you are today is a testament to the great things each of you will accomplish.”

- Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03)