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Gov. Sisolak proclaims Hispanic Heritage Month in Nevada

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 19:08:48-04

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak proclaimed that Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Nevada.

This month-long celebration honors the contributions made by those in the Hispanic and Latino community to both the nation as well as the State of Nevada.

Hispanic Heritage week started during the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson, but was later expanded to a month in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Approximately 29% of the Nevada population is of Hispanic and Latino descent, making Nevada the fifth most populous Hispanic and Latino state in the U.S.

Hispanics and Latinos have been instrumental in shaping and evolving the State of Nevada into what it is today.