YAKIMA, Wash.-- Former White House staff member and Yakima resident, Daniel Garza, was in Yakima Sunday talking about The Libre Initiative, a non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase awareness about economic freedom within the Hispanic community.
Garza lived in Yakima for a long time before working in the White House under the Bush Administration. He even served on the Toppenish City Council in 1996.
But he was in Yakima talking about The Libre Initiative. A nationwide organization, started last year, that is working to limit the reach of government and increase economic freedom, particularly by informing the Hispanic community in America.
Garza says that because of the size of the Latino community in the U.S., they should be informed and involved in rebuilding the American economy.
"We launched The Libre Initiative with the intent of sort of expanding the dialogue within the Hispanic community to talk about the principles of economic freedom that we think sustain a lot of other freedoms, but at the same time generate economic opportunities for so many folks," said Garza.
He says the immigration issue dominated the dialogue within the Hispanic community, but that the growth, size and scope of government is a bigger threat to not only the Latino community, but all Americans.