Please join us as a co-sponsor of H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach 119
million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but they also make
up the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos still face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life. The growing disparity is most evident in our arts and cultural institutions.