California: Governor Newsom Proclaims Latino Heritage Month 2023
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SACRAMENTO ~ On September 13th, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued a proclamation declaring September 15th to October 15th, 2023 as Latino Heritage Month in the state.

The proclamation recognizes the contributions of the more than 15 million Latinos who call California home and their role in shaping the state's society, economy, culture and values. It also acknowledges the diversity of Latino roots throughout the Americas, Indigenous communities of Latin America and Africa, and beyond.

Governor Newsom stated that Californians know that diversity is strength and that all communities should have an opportunity to thrive. He highlighted investments and actions taken to empower Latino communities across California such as expanding access to health care regardless of immigration status, transforming public education systems by investing in universal transitional kindergarten and community schools, improving college access and affordability, building more affordable housing, protecting workers, supporting small businesses and creating pathways for students and workers to succeed in their chosen career.

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The proclamation also calls for honoring and celebrating the contributions of Latino communities to California's story throughout the centuries. Governor Newsom concluded by saying that through bold action and inclusive policies they will continue to expand equality and opportunity while pushing back against forces of hate that seek to divide them.

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