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Voto Latino Condemns Rep. Steve King’s Continued Record of Racist, un-American, Bigoted Remarks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 13, 2017 – Voto Latino, the leading civic media organization empowering American Latino millennials, released a statement from President and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar following Rep. Steve King’s comments over the weekend that civilization cannot be restored with “somebody else’s babies.”

“America decided long ago what kind of country we wanted to be. We chose to be a nation of immigrants, rich in culture and diversity. This is reflected in every aspect of America, from our classrooms to our boardrooms. And it is this diversity that has increased our competitive edge.

“Rep. Steve King’s comments are not constructive to the world we live in. If he truly espouses these beliefs then he is living in the wrong country. Unfortunately for Rep. King, despite his ignorance, America has already had this conversation and defined the country we would be.”

“We have a lot of work towards inclusion but our forefathers gave us a blueprint to fulfill.”