Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15:
“Today marks the beginning for Hispanic Heritage Month. As a Mexican American, this month is special and dear to me. Hispanic people, history, culture, music, and the Spanish language have been instrumental in building the modern American identity. In Nevada alone, Hispanic culture has shaped our communities and even the names of our towns, cities, and our state. I am proud of the Hispanic community’s contributions to our great nation.
“Unfortunately, despite the Hispanic community’s endless contributions to who we are as Americans, there are still individuals whose racism and xenophobia blind them of this richness. President Donald Trump and his allies have demonstrated repeatedly that they are no friends of the Hispanic community. Yet, their ignorance cannot undermine the vibrancy of our country’s Hispanic heritage. Hispanic Americans have done so much for the U.S. and will continue to do so for generations to come.”