Today’s Spotlight: Mercedes M. Márquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
From his first day in office President Obama has made it a priority that his Administration reflect America’s great diversity, and that we open the doors of the White House to more of the American people. The President has appointed and nominated Hispanics at every level of his Administration, and across all agencies to do exactly that. More than 30 Hispanics work at the White House at every level. Hispanic appointees work on issues important to Hispanics and all Americans, from the economy and housing, to health care and education, to immigration reform and renewable energy. At the same time they also reflect the diversity of the Hispanic community, and stand as examples of the profound and positive influence the Hispanic community has had on our nation.
Over the course of the month, visit us on www.whitehouse.gov/hispanic to read about these appointees, and how they are working to restore the sense of fairness and security that has defined the American Dream for generations. Each and every one is an example of how in America, no matter where you come from, no matter what your last name is or what you look like, you can make it if you work hard. That’s the America we are all working for and the America we can leave to our children and their children if we continue to work together.