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Prominent Latina Lawmaker Endorses Clinton

Rep. Hilda Solis, a California Democrat and prominent Latina, endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) for president today. Solis will act as co-chair of the campaign's Environmental and Energy Task Force and co-chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Council.

“I have been following all the candidates closely and I am convinced that I am choosing the candidate with the experience and strength to bring the change that America needs,” Solis said in a statement. “Her commitment to promoting policies to develop alternative energy technologies and fighting global warming are only two of the many issues in which Hillary has shown her ability to lead. Sen. Clinton also has a long record of working on issues that are important to women and to Latino families, such as education, health care and economic empowerment. I look forward to working to help elect Hillary the next president of the United States.”

Solis serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. She was also recently named to the select committee handling global warming.

“I am grateful to receive Rep. Solis’ support. She has been a pioneer on environmental justice issues, and an outspoken advocate on behalf of women and families,” Clinton said. “Her expertise will be invaluable to my campaign and I am excited to have her on board.”