Happy Birthday to Janet Murguia, Lawyer and Activist

Happy Birthday to politico, lawyer, and human rights activist Janet Murguia.  All American Murguia was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and currently served as president and chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).  Applauded by most and demonized by some, NCLR is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the US. Her Mexican American parents’ education was limited to elementary school; Murguia achieved two BAs and a law degree.  Murguia served in the White House during the Clinton Administration and as chancellor at her Alma Mater, the University of Kansas.  In an interview in 2006, Murguia stated, “I’ve seen the American dream be a reality, and I want to make sure we can make it a reality for others as well.” (Image by Michael Buckner/ Getty Images for NCLR)