Senator’s bipartisan resolution honors the contributions of Arizona’s Hispanic community by designating September 15th – October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema backed a bipartisan resolution designating September 15th through October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the economic, cultural, and historic contributions of Arizona’s Hispanic community.
“Arizona’s Hispanic community enriches our state’s culture, tells our history, and boosts our economy. Our bipartisan resolution honors Arizona’s Hispanic community, many of whom bravely serve in our military, own and operate small businesses, and provide critical care to patients across our state – this month and every month, we’re proud to celebrate Hispanic Arizonans’ incredible contributions,” said Sinema.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 32.3% of Arizonans identify as Hispanic. Sinema’s bipartisan resolution distinguishes September 15th through October 15th as Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrates the integral role Latinos play in the United States’ economy, culture, and identity. Since she has been in the U.S. Senate, Sinema has consistently cosponsored bipartisan Senate resolutions celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Earlier this year, Sinema met with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to discuss growing opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses across Arizona as she continues shaping policies to help Hispanic Arizonans get ahead.