FOR HIS MUSICAL CAREER AND SERVICE TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY AT THE US CAPITOL
Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS), in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), organized a special reception at the US Capitol to celebrate Alejandro Fernández (“El Potrillo”) for his illustrious career and efforts in service of the Latino community.
During the reception, the president of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Nanette Barrágan, introduced the congressional resolution she passed last month honoring his work in the music industry and service to the Latin and immigrant community in the United States.
Alejandro Fernández is currently on his AMOR y PATRIA 2023 tour in the United States, which celebrates his love for music, family and his native country of Mexico. At the beginning of this year, Fernández committed to donating a portion of his tour earnings to FRIENDS to support the campaign and construct the National Museum of the Latino American in the National Mall in Washington DC.
“I dedicate this recognition to my parents, my children and all of the Latinos who love Mexican music wherever they may be,” said Fernández. “From the Tres Potrillos ranch to the US Capitol, us Fernandez are Mexico, and I’m proud to continue on with this legacy.”
Alejandro Fernandez also mentions, “First I want to thank the Hispanic Caucus for this great honor, especially Congresswoman Barragán.
I’m very proud to support FRIENDS of the American Latino museum, and their efforts in building the Latin American museum in the National Mall.
Leaving my house on tour is a labor of love, love for the music, my family, my fans and also our community. However, nothing compares to the sacrifice many families make for the promise of a better future for their children. That’s why our entire team always seeks to support the Latino and immigrant community with our concerts.
Not many people know at one point my father immigrated to the United States, and he too, like many others who came to this country with the dream of working, never imagined seeing his son, and our Mexican music, receiving such a recognition on behalf of the Congress of this country.
I dedicate this recognition to my parents, my children and all of the Latinos who love Mexican music, wherever they may be.
From the Tres Potrillos ranch to the US Capitol, us Fernández are Mexico, and I’m proud to continue on with this legacy.
Thank you again to all of you for being here and for joining me in this very special moment.”