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Posted on: September 21, 2021

COUNTY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Legislation Celebrates Contributions to Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Council, during session on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, unanimously adopted Council Resolution 94-2021, legislation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and their immense contributions to the United States and Prince George’s County. 

Council Vice Chair Deni Taveras, the first Latina to serve as Council Member for District 2, proposed the legislation, noting that formal recognition of the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanics is a benefit for all residents and communities.  

“As the second largest ethnic group in the County, with the majority residing in District 2, it is important for us to recognize the critical role Hispanics play in the growth and prosperity of Prince George’s County. It is my hope, that during this time, residents will seize every opportunity available to learn more about our strong and vibrant Hispanic population and their contributions throughout history, and every day, to make our communities and country strong.”

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th to October 15th each year, celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with heritage rooted in Latin America. According to Census 2020 data, Prince George’s County has seen an increase in diversity, with the Latino population being the second largest ethnic group.

Residents are urged to take advantage of the numerous events and programs taking place in the County during Hispanic Heritage Month.  For more information, visit, https://www.mncppc.org/2855/Hispanic-Heritage-Month.

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