Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, since the earliest days of America's history, immigrants from every corner of the globe have contributed to developing our nation's economy, building our infrastructure, and helping to define our nation's character; and

WHEREAS, more than 614,416 immigrants call the Silver State their home, with immigrants making up close to 20 percent of our State's population; and

WHEREAS, immigrants have contributed to our society as leading figures in politics, business, arts and entertainment, education, science and technology; and

WHEREAS, immigrants continue to innovate and strengthen our economy by creating jobs in Nevada and providing unique social, historical, and cultural influences and traditions that enrich the great character of our State; and

WHEREAS, immigrants have remained tireless leaders, not only in securing their own rights and access to equal opportunity, but also by campaigning to create a more fair and just society for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants have played a critical role as frontline essential workers - in areas such as healthcare and agricultural work - with immigrants compromising 27 percent of the essential workers in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, immigrants have helped us survive an unprecedented global pandemic and their inclusion is essential to the success of the economic recovery in our State and our nation; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins communities and states across the nation to celebrate the important role of immigrants in the history of our great State and country, as well as recognizing the important role they continue to have in shaping our future;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2021, as

IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH

Footer State Seal

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 20th day of May 2021

Governor's signature