Sonia Sotomayor

Gojas Bodega – Hispanic Heritage Month Honors

Hispanic Heritage Month - Sonia Sotomayor
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…In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d would like to honor prominent individuals in our culture and society.

Today’s pick is Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina to become a member of the US Supreme Court. Appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2009 almost exactly one month prior to her 55th birthday.

Born June 25th, 1954 in the Bronx in New York, she self-identifies as Nuyorican—a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora located in New York City. Prior to becoming a Supreme Court member, she was the Assistant District Attorney for New York County.

She has written dissenting opinions on issues of racial and ethnic profiling. Sonia was also part of the majority ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. Sotomayor is known for her trust in judicial processes and cut-throat attitude towards ill or under prepared lawyers.

Woman like this make little Hispanic girls want more and set a wonderful example.
It shows that no matter what your background, you can move forward and be successful. 

Join me in celebrating Sonia Sotomayor and the countless other influential individuals in our culture this Hispanic Heritage Month!

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