LATINO VOICES
09/13/2013 09:53 am ET

Creating A Month To Honor Latinos Was A Lesson In Congress

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The assignment seemed perfect for me.

I was a Mexican American college student in Washington and was asked to get cosponsors for a bill that would create a month-long observance honoring the achievements of Latinos — National Hispanic Heritage Month.

I had already spent five months as an intern for Democrat Jaime B. Fuster, Puerto Rico's delegate to Congress. Through connections, I lined up a second internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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