Statement on the Appointment of Laphonza Butler
October 2, 2023
We congratulate newly appointed US Senator Laphonza Butler who has been nominated by California Governor Gavin Newsom following the passing of Diane Feinstein who dedicated her life as a public servant for over 45 years. We look forward to working with Senator-designate Butler and Governor Newsom as we move forward and ask that they continue working to enact policies advance the well-being of every Californian and this country. As a Latino majority state representing the fastest growing GDP, Latinos are the primary drivers of the economy of the most populus state in the nation and the country’s economy. At a time when anti-immigrant and other hateful rhetoric are at an all-time high, it is critical that our leadership in Congress works to preserve rights and ensure opportunities for upward mobility.