PHOENIX Governor Doug Ducey declared September 15–October 15, 2022, as Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona to honor a rich cultural heritage and recognize the numerous ways in which people of Hispanic descent in Arizona contribute to the prosperity of our state.

The following statement was made public by the governor:

We honor our Hispanic friends and neighbors during Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing their various abilities, rich cultures, and vivacious spirits. Our state of Arizona’s rich Hispanic heritage is a key factor in what makes it a great location to live, work, and play. It is woven into the fabric of our state.

Arizona has traditionally been a place where opportunities are endless. The Hispanic population is characterized by the same entrepreneurial drive and tenacious work ethic that have shaped our state. We may all be inspired by their numerous contributions to Arizona and their persistent faith in the American Dream.

You may read the proclamation HERE.
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WHEREAS, for more than a century, Arizona has honored a variety of cultures, and approximately one-third of the state’s population are Hispanics today;
WHEREAS, the Hispanic population is a vibrant and important element of our society;

WHEREAS the Hispanic community has proven to be a key contributor to our economy with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, and an unflinching confidence in the American ideal; and

WHEREAS, the success of our citizens of Hispanic heritage, who make up a sizeable and growing portion of our population and who contribute to every aspect of Arizonan life while upholding the distinctive customs and traditions of their ancestors, is closely linked to the prosperity of our State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, members of the Hispanic community have attained the highest military awards awarded by our country and have made major contributions to our intellectual, scientific, legal, political, and artistic communities; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic culture enriches Arizona by influencing our art, literature, music, cuisine, and religious beliefs.
Therefore, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of Arizona, hereby declare September 15–October 15, 2022, as
Month of Hispanic Heritage
and exhort Arizonans to recognize the skills, culture, and spirit of Hispanic heritage.
I have ordered the Great Seal of the State of Arizona to be affixed in this instance, IN WITNESS WHEREOF.


DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this sixth day of September in the year 2200, which is also the 237th anniversary of the United States of America’s Independence.


State Secretary

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