|Congressman Carson Celebrates Cinco de Mayo|
May 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman André Carson joined millions of Americans in recognizing Cinco de Mayo. This day marks the historic triumph of the Mexican people over the French Army in the battle of Puebla in 1862.
"Today, we celebrate the importance of Hispanics in this country, specifically the contributions Mexican Americans have made and continue to make," said Congressman Carson. "Their achievements have strengthened our nation, and this date reminds us that Mexican Americans continue to play an integral role in the trajectory of the United States."
Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in America. There are now about 47 million Hispanics in the United States. Hispanics also have the largest minority-owned business community - with a record 1.6 million Hispanic-owned businesses generating annual revenues of $222 billion.
"Like all Americans, Hispanics share the common goals of freedom, opportunity and a chance to build a better life. They continue to work hard to grow our economy, not only across the country, but in the 7th District as well. I am proud to represent these hardworking Hoosiers in the U.S. House of Representatives."
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