Joe Biden Picks Senator Melissa Hurtado for National Latino Leadership Committee
Senator Melissa Hurtado
Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) announced she has been selected by Joe Biden’s campaign for President to serve on the Biden Latino Leadership Committee.
“It is truly an honor to be chosen to serve on this pivotal committee,” said Senator Hurtado. “We know that throughout our state and nation, many communities have never fully recovered from the Great Recession and access to healthcare remains a challenge. Compounding this, the pandemic has acutely impacted our immigrant communities and communities of color. It is critical that we have a leader at the national level who will listen and work to address the challenges our country faces with seriousness, humility, and competence. Joe Biden is that leader, and I am looking forward to hitting the ground running on the Biden Latino Leadership Committee to ensure our community’s voices are heard and that we come out strongly to ensure a Biden victory in November.”
Biden’s campaign selected 40 leaders across 18 states including 5 from California to serve on this national committee. Senator Hurtado is 1 of 2 female California leaders handpicked for the committee; LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis is heading the national committee. The committee is made up of a robust list of local and state leaders tasked with recruiting talent in battleground states, providing input on policy initiatives, engaging community leaders, and providing input on Latino outreach.
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