September 16, 2015

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Latinos for Tennessee Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Makes Appeal to Policymakers for Greater School Choice to Help Close Educational Achievement Gap

Nashville, Tennessee – Latinos for Tennessee, an organization dedicated to providing the Hispanic community in the state with information and resources on issues relating to faith, family and fiscal responsibility, joins the rest of the country in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – which provides a backdrop to celebrate Latinos’ contributions to the state and the country in the arts, business, science, sports and politics, to name a few.

As the Latino population in the state continues to grow, Latinos for Tennessee is an important voice for Latinos in the state that are committed to liberty, freedom and fiscal responsibility.

“While Hispanic Heritage Month is a cause for celebration, it is also an opportunity to draw attention to the challenges facing the Hispanic community here in Tennessee and across the nation. Despite signs that the economy is turning the corner, the Latino unemployment remains higher than the national average and under the Obama administration, Hispanics have seen their wages stagnate,” said Raul Lopez, Executive Director for Latinos for Tennessee.

Raul went on to add:

“Besides the bleak economic outlook for Latinos, far too many Hispanic students find themselves trapped in poor performing public schools. We encourage policymakers to renew their commitment to providing all Latino families with greater educational choice to ensure that their children receive a high quality education.”

Latinos for Tennessee is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a strong presence in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis, Tennessee.  For more information, please visit: