September 18, 2023

In Las Vegas, Cortez Masto Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Nevada Families and Local Community Leaders

Las Vegas, Nev. – This weekend in Las Vegas, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local leaders, small businesses, and Nevada families to celebrate Latino culture and contributions at the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

“I am proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with so many of our families and recognize the incredible milestones we’ve achieved,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Across Nevada and this country, Latinos are making a difference and building their American Dream as entrepreneurs, essential workers, and more, and that’s why I’m going to keep fighting to strengthen our economy, lower costs, and ensure that our community has a seat at the table.”

At the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, Senator Cortez Masto joined Latino small business owners to highlight their contributions to our economy and her work making easier to start and grow a business.


At La Flor de Michoacán, Senator Cortez Masto spoke with its owners and Las Vegas families about their shared cultural heritage and the importance of standing up for Latino-owned small businesses.

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In East Las Vegas, Senator Cortez Masto celebrated “El Grito” with the Consul of Mexico, Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, and other local community leaders, where she highlighted her work to build the National Museum of the American Latino.


At Gary Reese Freedom Park, Senator Cortez Masto joined Comunidad Migrante and Las Vegas families for food and dancing.


A third generation Nevadan, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is the first and only Latina in the U.S. Senate. She is leading the charge in Congress to build the National Museum of the American Latino, which would recognize and commemorate the history and achievements of Latinos in the U.S.