"I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer."
"The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That's what we're all fighting for."
"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
"Immigration is not the top issue for Latinos. Latinos are like every other American - economy, jobs, healthcare, education."