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Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman to Give Spanish Language Response to State of the Union Address

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Great news from the Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Caucus; congratulations to Del. Elizabeth Guzman! Also see below the House Caucus’ press release for some thought by Occoquan (PW County) Democrats Chair Ken Boddye.

Delegate Elizabeth Guzman to Give Spanish Language Response to State of the Union Address

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today congratulated Delegate Elizabeth Guzman for being selected to give the Spanish language response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30.

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., will give the English language response.

“We are ecstatic that Delegate Guzman will give the Spanish-language response to the State of the Union address,” said House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring. “Unlike the president, Delegate Guzman has been a true fighter for working people, as evidenced by the legislation she has introduced, including a bill to ensure working Virginians have access to paid medical and family leave. We can’t wait to watch.”

“I am honored to have been selected alongside Congressman Kennedy to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address,” said Delegate Guzman. “Through his rhetoric and policies, the president has marginalized members of my community who are simply trying to work hard and support their families. I look forward to standing up for all working people on Tuesday.”

Delegate Guzman, an immigrant from Peru, is one of the first Latinas elected to the House of Delegates.