Hispanic heritage month resoln 2012
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  • 1. STATE OF OHIO xcutiw jmrtmcnt OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Co/umiuo RESOLUTION WHEREAS, September 1 5 through October 1 5 is designated asNational Hispanic Heritage Month in America and is dedicated tocelebrating the history and contributions of 1-lispanic and Latino Americansto include those from Spain, Mexico. the Caribbean, and Central and SouthAmerica; and WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as HispanicHeritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a 30-day period (September 15 October 15) and signed into law by President —Ronald Reagan on August 17, 1988; and W FIEREAS, the Hispanic/Latino American population has grownto become the largest minority group in the United States, while the stateof Ohio is proud to be called home by more than 350,000 people whomake up 3.1% of the state’s population; and WHEREAS, according to the 2010 Census, Ohio’sHispanic/Latino population grew by 63.4 percent since 2000 and nearlytripled since 1980; and WHEREAS, the Hispanic/Latino American population hascontributed significantly to Ohio’s economic, business, and communitydevelopment and continues to increase the awareness of issues andconcerns to Ohio’s Hi spanic/Latino community; and WHEREAS, the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs(OCI-ILA), serves as a critical hub for Ohio’s Hispanic/Latino communityand has helped to develop a statewide network of community organizationsthat provide valuable services and resources to their local communities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, John R. Kasich, Governor ofthe State of Ohio, do hereby recognize September 15 October 15, —2012 as HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHthroughout Ohio and invite all Oliioans, especially our Hispanic/Latinocommunity, to join in this celebration with appropriate observances andactivities in the greatest traditions of the Hispanic/Latino heritageOn this 15111 day of September, 2012;oin . asicGovernor