As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, we invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, currently 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 are also the largest ethnic group in our country. Yet, Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life.