Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats Will Heed Latino Families’ Call for Change

Washington, DC — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today issued the following statement on how Democrats will deliver the new direction that Latino families are clamoring for.

“From Searchlight, Nevada to Brooklyn, New York, Americans from all across the country called for change this Tuesday. Hispanic Americans also made their voices heard and they overwhelmingly expressed their desire for the new direction of hope and prosperity that Democrats are committed to achieving.

“Senate Democrats have heard Latino families’ message and are ready to deliver for them and all the American people. We need a better direction on education, healthcare, economy, immigration, and Iraq to ensure a hopeful tomorrow for our nation.

“Democrats are committed to a number of key priorities including fixing our broken immigration system. Our country needs to strengthen security at our borders, bring millions of undocumented workers out of the shadows of our society, and restore the rule of law to our immigration system. Democrats look forward to working with Republicans to achieve real border security through bipartisan, tough, fair, and practical immigration reform.

“In addition, we must address the education and health care crisis many Latino families are facing. Currently Hispanics have the highest dropout rates in the country and the highest rate of uninsured Americans – one out of every three Hispanics does not have health insurance. This is unacceptable. Democrats will fight for the priorities of working Americans and the middle class. A new day has come, and Democrats are committed to deliver to provide a better day for our nation’s families.”