WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas will receive the Congressional Advocate Award at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. Congressman Cárdenas is being recognized for his role in founding the Multicultural Media Caucus and for championing media diversity issues in Congress.

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The Congressman will be presented with the award and give remarks at the dinner Thursday evening.

“Throughout my career I’ve strived to be a voice for diversity and inclusion,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “A diverse media in front of and behind the camera is not just a way to ensure all Americans are heard and represented – it’s also good business.

“I’m honored and humbled to receive this award. I will not stop fighting for these issues until our media fully represents the diverse voices of America.”

Congressman Tony Cárdenas serves California’s 29th District – the San Fernando Valley, Calif.