Latinos in US Government and Politics: Who Are They?

Hilda Solis, US Congresswoman for California’s 32nd District, Leads Latino Town Hall Meeting on H1N1 Virus

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Hilda Solis (D) is serving her second term in the Congressional district encompassing parts of East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. She serves on several powerful committees in the House of Representatives, giving her credibility for her political passions. She fights for better quality health care, the rights of working families and environmental protection. In August of 2000, she became the first woman to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her work in environmental justice. She recently introduced a bill to grant naturalization to Hispanics who fought in Iraq. Solis believes that academic and political education is the key to future Hispanic success.