house resolution no.137

Reps. Paiz, Alexander, Arbit, Bezotte, Brabec, Breen, Churches, Fitzgerald, Glanville, Haadsma, Hoskins, Morse, Rheingans, Rogers, Schuette and Weiss offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare September 15-October 15, 2023, as Hispanic Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, This observation originated in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week as approved by President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to encompass the thirty-days of September 15 through October 15; Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law in 1988 as Public Law 100-402; and

Whereas, Michigan is fortunate to count among its population a great number of citizens of Spanish and Latin American heritage whose contributions to education, agriculture, law, science, and other professions, also extend to the Michigan workforce and the strengthening of our state’s economy and representation in state and local governments; and

Whereas, Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the various and many histories and accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latino citizens, and celebrates with special events highlighting their diverse cultures and communities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 15-October 15, 2023, as Hispanic Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.