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File #: RES 20-1347    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/7/2020
Title: Recognizing September 15th 2020 through October 15th 2020 as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Dai Thao, Rebecca Noecker, Chris Tolbert, Nelsie Yang

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Recognizing September 15th 2020 through October 15th 2020 as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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WHEREAS, on September 17, 1968, the 90th Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to issue annually a proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, the countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean; and

WHEREAS, on August 17, 1988, Congress amended the former resolution, authorizing the President to extend this recognition into an annual month-long celebration, from September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month; and

WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the achievements of Hispanic Americans in the Arts, Education, Entertainment, Government, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, the Military, Music, Politics, Science, Sports, and other endeavors; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic and Latinx communities of Saint Paul have made large impacts and have contributed to the diversity and inclusiveness that can be seen across the city; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council recognizes September 15 through October 15, 2020 as Hispanic Heritage Month; and now therefore

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council encourages all residents to join in recognizing the contributions and the important presence of the Hispanic and Latinx communities in Saint Paul.

 

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