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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement in Honor of Cinco De Mayo

BY IN News On 05-05-2012

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in honor of Cinco de Mayo: “Cinco de Mayo is an important opportunity to honor that fateful day 150 years ago, when Mexican fighters and workers joined together and defied the odds, beating the much larger and better-armed French army at the Battle of Puebla.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement in Honor of Cinco De Mayo


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