If confirmed, Acosta would be the only Hispanic on President Trump’s cabinet and would ensure that the streak of having at least one Latino in a White House Cabinet continue – a streak that goes back to 1988 when President George H. W. Bush, a Republican, nominated Lauro Cavazos for Education Secretary.
Raul Lopez, the Executive Director of Latinos for Tennessee, issued the following statement after the announcement became official:
“We are delighted to see President Trump nominate a highly distinguished and highly qualified Latino for his cabinet. The fact is that the last eight years have been underwhelming for the Latino community as far too many Latinos are struggling to find work and have not seen a pay increase in some time.” Lopez went on to add, “Alexander Acosta will be an invaluable voice in the Trump cabinet and will help ensure that Latinos are well represented at a time of tremendous uncertainty and unrest.”
Latinos for Tennessee has a presence in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga and is the only ideologically conservative Latino organization in the state of Tennessee.
For more information about Latinos for Tennessee, please visit www.latinosfortn.com.