Bennet Celebrates Contributions of Mexican-Americans on Cinco de Mayo

Senate Passes Bennet-Sponsored Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Cinco De Mayo

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet marked Cinco de Mayo by lauding the passage of a bipartisan resolution he cosponsored that recognizes the historical significance of Cinco de Mayo for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans.

"The history of Cinco de Mayo reminds us of the resilience of our nation's Mexican-Americans and their invaluable contributions to our country," Bennet said. "Colorado is home to a large and proud Mexican-American community that has played an integral role in our state's history. Cinco de Mayo is a time to honor and celebrate the many accomplishments of Mexican-Americans. It also serves as a reminder of our commitment to the next generation to improve access to education, increase economic opportunities, and fix our broken immigration system."

Cinco de Mayo commemorates May 5, 1862, when Mexicans won an unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, part of their struggle for independence and freedom.

Click HERE to read the full text of the resolution.