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File #: 62145    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing September 15, 2020, through October 15, 2020, as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2020 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/21/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00634
Title: Recognizing September 15, 2020, through October 15, 2020, as Hispanic Heritage Month.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Christian A. Albouras, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/15/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/20201 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

Fiscal Note

No fiscal impact.

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Recognizing September 15, 2020, through October 15, 2020, 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 2019 Census data, the Hispanic/Latinx population of the United States totals 60.6 million, which represents 18% of our population, making Hispanic/Latinx people the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority; and

 

WHEREAS, Hispanic/Latinx people are a diverse racial group including those who identify as Afro-Latinx, Indigenous and multi-racial; 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, 2020, through October 15, 2020, 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.