WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliance Party presidential candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, the son of Mexican immigrants, today called on Americans to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by acknowledging the contributions Hispanics continue to make to the quality of life in America and around the world.
Hispanic Heritage Month, first observed in 1968, begins tomorrow on September 15. The month-long celebration ends October 15.
Hispanic and Latino Americans are the second largest ethnic group in the U.S., with 52 million people or 16.7% of the national population; 47 million are American citizens.
The projected Hispanic population of the United States for July 1, 2050 is 132.8 million, or 30.2% of the nation's total projected population on that date.
“Hispanics are excelling as leaders and productive, loyal employees in all areas of American life and business,” declared De La Fuente, a lifelong businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist in his second bid for the presidency. “It is with pride that I know our positive impact on the quality of life in America will continue to increase, and we will be playing an ever greater role in decades ahead in helping this nation flourish.”
De La Fuente, fluent in Spanish and English, is the Alliance Party’s nominee for president, with running mate Darcy G. Richardson. He is also the presidential nominee for the American Independent Party, the Reform Party of the United States, and the Natural Law Party in Michigan.
DE LA FUENTE “ORGULLO LATINO” ROLE MODEL FOR OTHERS
De La Fuente’s business and industrial interests, financial ventures, real estate transactions, commercial and corporate enterprises in numerous U.S. states and overseas have generated tens of thousands of jobs with payrolls over six decades estimated to be in the billions of dollars.
“As I have lived the American Dream for me and my family, enjoying opportunities to work hard and smart in order to achieve success in business and life, my fervent hope is that I may be a role model for other young Hispanic men and women who must overcome the unique challenges all minorities face in America as they reach for the stars,” De La Fuente asserted.