WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Alexander Acosta as U.S. Department of Labor Secretary:
"The Latino Coalition applauds President Trump for his nomination of Alexander Acosta as U.S. Labor Secretary," said Hector Barreto, The Latino Coalition Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator. "Acosta is the right choice for this important Cabinet position. His leadership skills are stellar and he will work to protect and champion the rights of American workers. If confirmed, Acosta will be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet, reflecting the Administration's desire to attract the best and brightest. Therefore, we enthusiastically urge the Senate to confirm Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary, in order to get more Americans working."
"Alexander Acosta is a talented, tenacious and strong choice for U.S. Labor Secretary. Acosta's impressive credentials and his experience as U.S. Attorney for Florida's Southern District, member of the National Labor Relations Board, as well as his educational background add to his fitness to serve. TLC supports Acosta for D.O.L. Secretary and encourages swift confirmation," said Allen Gutierrez, The Latino Coalition National Executive Director.
ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.
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SOURCE The Latino Coalition