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WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Week was first observed under President Lyndon B. Johnson, but it was later extended to a month-long celebration under President Ronald Reagan in 1988; and

WHEREAS, throughout September, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua celebrate the anniversaries of their independence; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is a state which values diversity and a wide variety of cultural traditions; and

WHEREAS, according to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 29 percent of the population in Nevada are Hispanic and Latinos, making Nevada the fifth largest Hispanic and Latino statewide population share nationwide; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic and Latino communities have made immeasurable contributions to Nevada through their work to protect our freedoms in the military, help feed our families by working as farm workers, inspire our children as educators, lead through government office, fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as healthcare professionals, and advance our society through science and technology; and

WHEREAS, the 2020 national theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is 'Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future', and in keeping with that theme, we offer our most sincere appreciation to those leaders that have served in the past and those who will continue to lead in the future; and

WHEREAS, in every corner of our state, Hispanic and Latino Americans have filled our communities with rich traditions and abundant culture, and the Silver State is proud to recognize their many contributions to our state and nation during Hispanic Heritage Month;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 15 - October 15, 2020 as

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 15th day of September 2020

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