Obama pressured to put more Latinos in Cabinet

A second Hispanic political group is pressuring President Obama to bring more Latinos into his administration.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda joins the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in pushing for a more diverse Cabinet. With the departures of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, there are no Hispanic officials left in the Cabinet.

NHLA is lobbying for three Latino Cabinet members; NALEO wants at least two.

"The president has stated his belief in assembling government that reflects the diversity of America, so we look forward to welcoming the Latino leaders he selects for his Cabinet," NHLA President Hector Sanchez said.

At a recent news  conference, Obama promised that his second term team would be diverse.

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