Wednesday, September 23, 2009

32nd Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala

At the 32nd Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala, more than 2,000 celebrants filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, joined in the celebration. "Todos somos Americanos" -- "we are all Americans," Obama said about the issues facing Hispanics.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was commended throughout the night by several speakers, including honoree Soledad O'Brien of CNN.

Marc Anthony, with wife Jennifer Lopez by his side, received the CHCI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also in attendance were several prominent Hispanic leaders, including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
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