In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez sat down to discuss the important contributions Hispanics are making. In conjunction with this year’s theme, “Hispanics: Honoring our Heritage, Building our Future,” Martinez talked about Ileana Sanchez, a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico, who invented a book for the blind that brought fine art to the visually-impaired community in a way they weren’t previously able to experience.

Martinez, the first Latina elected to the Illinois Senate, was also interviewed by WCIU-TV last week regarding how she is working to make a difference for her community. You can check out the interview here.

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