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File #: 20-4287    Version: 1 Name: Honoring National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/16/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING NATIONAL HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH WHEREAS, National Hispanic Heritage Month was founded to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx communities; and WHEREAS, Cook County celebrates the vast contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx residents in our communities; and WHEREAS, Cook County is proud to celebrate the diversity of its residents and the richness of culture; and WHEREAS, in September of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed Public Law 90-498 into law, authorizing the President to designate the week of September 15th as "National Hispanic Heritage Week" in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community, and in recognition of the anniversaries of several Latin American countries independence day celebrations; and WHEREAS, the independence of the countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are celebrated on September 15th, followed by Mexico on September 1...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, ALMA E. ANAYA, FRANK J. AGUILAR
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING NATIONAL HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH

WHEREAS, National Hispanic Heritage Month was founded to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx communities; and

WHEREAS, Cook County celebrates the vast contributions made by Hispanic and Latinx residents in our communities; and

WHEREAS, Cook County is proud to celebrate the diversity of its residents and the richness of culture; and

WHEREAS, in September of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed Public Law 90-498 into law, authorizing the President to designate the week of September 15th as "National Hispanic Heritage Week" in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community, and in recognition of the anniversaries of several Latin American countries independence day celebrations; and

WHEREAS, the independence of the countries of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are celebrated on September 15th, followed by Mexico on September 16th, Chile on September 18th and Belize on September 21st; and

WHEREAS, with the approval of Public Law 100-402 in 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed September 15th through October 15th as National Hispanic Heritage Month; and

WHEREAS, Hispanic and Latinx individuals of every generation have made immense contributions through their courageous service in the United States Military, the arts, education, mathematics, science, literature, technology, and philanthropy in this county and the world; and

WHEREAS, Hispanic and Latinx individuals have long been part of the fabric of Cook County, first being reported on the Illinois census in 1850 and reaching a reported population of 25,211 by 1930; and

WHEREAS, Hispanics and Latinx have contributed to historical school desegregation efforts in the United States of America, starting in the 1930's in the State of Texas, that led to efforts in California, that culminated in the impactful decision made in the state Californi...

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