HNBA REQUESTS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA CONTINUE TO HAVE A CABINET THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THE COUNTRY: THANK YOU TO SECRETARIES SALAZAR AND SOLIS FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY SERVICE

HNBA REQUESTS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA CONTINUE TO HAVE A CABINET THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THE COUNTRY: THANK YOU TO SECRETARIES SALAZAR AND SOLIS FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY SERVICE

Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.

E-mail: aarocho@hnba.com

Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) expresses a heartfelt thank you to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis for their exemplary leadership and impressive accomplishments as heads of their Departments. This week, Secretary Salazar announced his decision to resign from his post. Last week, Secretary Solis announced her decision to resign. They were the only Latinos in the President’s cabinet.  During his first term, President Obama appointed the best and the brightest people of color and women, demonstrating his commitment to ensuring that his cabinet reflects the diverse composition of this great country.

“The Hispanic National Bar Association praises Secretaries Solis and Salazar for their exemplary service to this Nation,” said HNBA National President Peter M. Reyes, Jr. “The HNBA joins other Latino groups and organizations in requesting that President Obama continue his commitment to having a diverse cabinet by appointing at least three Latinos during his second term.  We look forward to his continued leadership in this regard.”

 

About the Hispanic National Bar Association 

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.

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