Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Javier Palomarez, President & CEO of the United states Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), today issued the following statement after the departure of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

“We are encouraged to hear that the President has decided to heed our call to action by removing Mr. Bannon. Bannon has been complicit in the indefensible -- lending White House support to neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups.

We have pressed the case to administration officials that as long as Bannon’s nexis of anti-Semitism and hate was mere steps from the Oval Office, business would take a backseat to bigotry in the Trump White House. Bannon stands against everything we as a community stand for: free trade, immigration, and inclusivity. It is our hope that Bannon's departure will bring a swift end to the shameful and vile rhetoric that has plunged our country into crisis. This is a much needed first step to begin healing the wounds of this past week.”

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


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