Sinema: Arizona’s Hispanic Community Enriches our State’s Culture, History, and Economy

Sep 22, 2020

Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic community in Arizona

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the contributions of Arizona’s Hispanic community.
“Arizona’s Hispanic community enriches our state’s culture, history, and economy. Our bipartisan resolution honors Arizona’s Hispanic community, many of whom bravely serve in our military and are frontline workers keeping Arizona families safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Sinema.
Hispanic Americans are the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S., representing more than 60 million people or 18 percent of the U.S. population. Hispanic Americans are a major component of the U.S. workforce growth and contribute $2.3 trillion in GDP to the American economy. The U.S. Census estimates that approximately 31.7% of Arizonans are Hispanic.
Earlier this month, Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan resolution that authorizes the construction and operation the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C. as part of the Smithsonian Institute. The U.S. House unanimously passed its companion bipartisan legislation.
Last year, Sinema cosponsored a similar Senate bipartisan resolution celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
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