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File #: 57039    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing September 15, 2019, through October 15, 2019, as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Enactment date: 9/6/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00589
Title: Recognizing September 15, 2019, through October 15, 2019, as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Avra Reddy, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/3/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/12/20191 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

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Recognizing September 15, 2019, through October 15, 2019, as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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WHEREAS, each year, the United States recognizes the economic, cultural and social contributions that Hispanic/Latinx peoples have brought to our nation; and,

 

WHEREAS, the rich and distinctive culture of the Hispanic/Latinx community has always been an integral part of our country's identity; and,

 

WHEREAS, this month represents the anniversary of independence for Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua; and,

 

WHEREAS, based on 2017 Census data, the Hispanic/Latinx population of the United States is 57.5 million, which represents 17.8% of our total population, making Hispanic/Latinx people the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority; and,

 

WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Month is one of enormous pride for Hispanics/Latinx living in the United States; and,

 

WHEREAS, Madison is fortunate to count among its population a dynamic Hispanic/Latinx community that plays an important role in our city's economy and society; and,

 

WHEREAS, we encourage all Madisonians to recognize and applaud the many contributions made by our Hispanic/Latinx community to enhance the quality of life in our city,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council recognize the month of September 15, 2019, through October 15, 2019, as Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Madison; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council congratulate our Hispanic/Latinx community on this significant month and thank them for their contributions to the vibrancy of the City of Madison.