CONGRESSMAN JOSE E. SERRANO, NY 15th District
Representing the Fifteenth Congressional District of New York, Congressman José E. Serrano has paved the way toward equal opportunity and fair treatment for all citizens. He currently serves on the Committee on Appropriations, is the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, serves on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
Congressman Serrano has dedicated himself to giving the Hispanic community a voice, and prioritizing his core values through the legislative process. In 2013, he was honored as a DC Vote Champion of Democracy.
SENATOR IRIS Y. MARTINEZ – ILLINOIS, 20th Legislative District
Sworn into the Illinois State Senate in 2003, Iris Martinez made history by being the first Hispanic woman elected into the Illinois Senate. Similarly, she was the first Latina to serve as Assistant Majority Leader from 2007-2008. Senator Martinez has become a voice for children in Illinois by passing legislation providing incentives for school districts to provide safe, affordable housing near schools. She is a promoter of quality education and a champion of the Grow Your Own Teachers Initiative, an effort to bring 1,000 teachers to low-income areas throughout Illinois. Senator Martinez currently serves as Chair of the Senate’s Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee. She is also a member of the Education, Energy and Labor and Commerce Committees, and the DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair. As an Illinois native, the issues she faces are not just politics – they’re personal.