Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: October 1, 2019
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Encourages Virginians to Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

RICHMOND—Today, Governor Ralph Northam made the following statement on Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, which is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. The Governor and First Lady will host a reception at the Executive Mansion in Richmond this evening to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month with Hispanic and Latino community members from across the Commonwealth.

“This Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month, Pam and I encourage all Virginians to join us in celebrating the important contributions of our Hispanic and Latino communities in building a stronger, more successful, and more united Virginia.

“Virginia is proud to be home to nearly 800,000 Virginians of Latino and Hispanic descent, and we honor the integral role of Hispanic and Latino men and women in shaping nearly every part of our economy and our society—from business, the arts and education, to agriculture, science, government, and our military.

“As your governor, I am reminded every day that our diversity is our strength—we must continue to join together to build a more welcoming and inclusive Commonwealth that works for every Virginian, no matter who you are or where you’re from.”

Governor Northam issued a proclamation to honor Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read the full proclamation here.

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