IN HONOR OF WOMEN HISTORY MONTH 2015 Linda Sánchez

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Linda T. Sánchez (born January 28, 1969) is the U.S. Representative for California’s 38th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party. In 2015, she became chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

In 2008 sister congresswomen Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sanchez published the joint memoir Dream in Color: How the Sanchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress. Publishers Weekly reviewed the book and wrote: “Linda and Loretta Sanchez present their compelling story—noteworthy not only for their history-making achievements (including first sisters or women of any relation to serve together in Congress, first woman and person of color to represent a district in Orange County, first Latina on the House Judiciary Committee and first Head Start child to be elected to Congress) but also for its “American Dream” aspect—their parents immigrated from Mexico and despite lacking a formal education managed to send their seven children to college. Interweaving childhood vignettes with accounts of serving in Congress, both from California, this refreshing book evades many of the tropes of the typical political memoir—perhaps because these two women are not typical politicians.

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