Arizona Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

News Release

September 16, 2019

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey declared September 15 through October 15, 2019 to be Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the talents, culture and spirit of Hispanic heritage in Arizona.

“Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the accomplishments of Arizonans of Hispanic heritage — whose cultural, economic and civic contributions have made Arizona the thriving and vibrant place it is today,” said Governor Ducey. “From our history to our people, Hispanic heritage is woven into the fabric of our state, creating a richness and diversity today that’s uniquely and undeniably Arizonan. All this month, we are proud to honor the pivotal role those of Hispanic descent have played in shaping Arizona as a place of opportunity for all.”

View a PDF of the proclamation HERE.

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WHEREAS, for more than a century, Arizona has celebrated a diverse culture, and today, Hispanics make up nearly one-third of the state's population; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic community is a dynamic, valued part of our society and a vital contributor to our economy, with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering belief in the American dream; and  

WHEREAS, the prosperity of our State and Nation is closely tied to the success of our citizens of Hispanic heritage, who are a significant and growing segment of our population and who contribute in every aspect of Arizona life, while preserving the unique customs and traditions of their ancestors; and 

WHEREAS, Hispanic culture shapes the Arizona experience and influences our art, literature, music, food, and faith, thereby enriching our State; and

WHEREAS, Hispanics have earned our Nation's highest military decorations and played a significant role in our academic, scientific, legal, political, and artistic communities.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona do hereby proclaim September 15 - October 15, 2019, as

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

and call upon the citizens of Arizona to celebrate the talents, culture, and spirit of Hispanic heritage.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

GOVERNOR 

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirtieth day of August in the year Two Thousand and Nineteen and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth.

ATTEST: 

SECRETARY OF STATE