“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
View the Governor’s Office Press Release of Quinn Joining First-in-the-Nation 150th Anniversary Reading of the Gettysburg Address.
On January 19, 1861, Matías Romero met with President-elect Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln’s home in Springfield. Romero delivered congratulations to Lincoln from Mexican President Benito Juárez and opened a dialogue about peace, understanding and cooperation that could be beneficial for both nations. It led to a “friendship through correspondence” between Presidents Juárez and Lincoln.
View the Governor’s Office Press Release of Quinn and Governor Ávila Honor Benito Juárez on Eve of Lincoln's Birthday.