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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) hosted a Memorial Tribute honoring the legendary life of former New York Congressman and CHCI co-founder, Robert Garcia. Congressman Robert Garcia’s career as a public servant was dedicated to justice and advocating for marginalized communities. He used his leadership skills and political talent to strengthen Latino influence in Congress and fight for issues important to the Latino community.
We are grateful to all who came together and celebrated Bob’s life and legacy, especially his family and his beloved wife of 38 years, Mrs. Jane Lee Garcia. A special thanks to House Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi; Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. José E. Serrano, Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and Former Governor of New Mexico; Bill Richardson for sharing their warm memories of Bob Garcia at the memorial tribute.
We also want to thank our special guest Emcee, Rafael Bernal of The Hill. Finally, we want to extend our gratitude to CHCI Advisory Council Member Mr. Francisco J. Domenech, Esq. for sponsoring the Memorial Tribute for Hon. Robert Garcia.
May we continue to hold Congressman Robert Garcia’s family in our thoughts and prayers.