LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Attends Inauguration of Mexico’s Incoming President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Supervisor Solis was the first Latina to serve in a White House Cabinet and is the only Latina on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor and current member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis announced that she has received and accepted an invitation from Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to attend his Inauguration in Mexico City on Dec. 1, 2018.

“Los Angeles County and Mexico share a rich, intertwined history, and we have strengthened our shared economic and cultural ties over the years. We’re not just economic partners: we’re also neighbors, friends, and family,” said Supervisor Solis. “LA County is home to more than 3.7 million residents who are of Mexican descent, and they have made tremendous contributions to our local economy and to our region’s vibrant cultural diversity. I know that this important partnership between LA County and Mexico will only deepen in coming years.”

Supervisor Solis will arrive in Mexico City on Nov. 30. She will be available for interviews while in Mexico City on Dec. 1, the day President-elect López Obrador is sworn in to office. She will be accompanied by the Director of LA County’s new Office of Immigrant Affairs, Rigo Reyes.

For interviews with Supervisor Solis while in Mexico City, please call Rosa Maria Santana, Supervisor Solis’ Deputy Communications Director, at 213-359-0795.

For social media updates and other announcements throughout the weekend, please follow Supervisor Solis’ social media accounts on Twitter at @HildaSolis and on Facebook at facebook.com/hildasolis/.

“As the daughter of a Mexican father, I am honored to accept President-elect López Obrador’s invitation and to attend this historic ceremony in Mexico City,” Supervisor Solis added. “I am hopeful that this new President’s leadership and vision will inspire the Mexican people to embrace their futures with optimism.”

The only Latina on LA County’s Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Solis recently hosted a small delegation of President-elect López Obrador’s new Administration when they visited Southern California this fall. Members of the Mexican delegation met with several Department Directors to learn how the County effectively serves the County’s 10.16 million residents who reside in diverse communities throughout the County.

LA County has one of the highest populations of Mexican-born immigrants in the United States. When members of López Obrador’s delegation visited LA County in the fall, they underscored their commitment to work more closely with County Departments to help Mexican nationals living in LA County.

CONTACT: Rosa Maria Santana, Deputy Communications Director, (213) 359-0795 or rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov

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2018-11-30T00:17:22-07:00November 28th, 2018|In the news, Press Release|