Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined local leaders, small businesses, and Nevada families in Northern Nevada to celebrate Latino culture and contributions during Hispanic Heritage Month.
“I grew up surrounded by vibrant music, my Mexican-American grandmother’s cooking, and unconditional love. That’s what this month is all about: celebrating our culture with our families and recognizing how far we’ve come,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’m working to create the first ever National Museum of the American Latino to honor the Latino community’s contributions to the U.S., and I’m wishing everyone in Nevada a Happy Hispanic Heritage Month.”
At Fortis Café, Senator Cortez Masto reaffirmed her support for Latino-owned small businesses contributing to Nevada’s economy.
At Truckee Meadows Community College, Senator Cortez Masto met with Latino students, faculty, and staff to kick off the “Nosotros” event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Senator Cortez Masto joined local artist Ruby Barrientos at her “Trascendiendo Fronteras” Exhibit celebrating Salvadoran culture.
At the Mexican Mobile Consulate (MMC), Senator Cortez Masto joined Administrator Lorena Francis to highlight immigration resources available in Northern Nevada.
At Fiesta on Wells, Senator Cortez Masto joined community leaders and families for food and dance.
Senator Cortez Masto joined Latino families for the El Sol de Nevada soccer final at Hug High School.
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.