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Statement from Senator Nellie Pou in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Senator Nellie Pou, D-Passaic and Bergen, listens to testimony during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the FY 2012 State Budget.

TRENTON — Senator Nellie Pou (D-Bergen/Passaic) released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the history, culture and contributions of the Latino community in this great state and our great nation. The Hispanic Heritage Month celebration runs from September 15 through October 15 each year:

 “As you know, our nation has found strength in the diversity of our people, our hard work and above all our deep loyalty to this nation.

 “This month serves not only to celebrate and recognize the rich contributions that Latinos have made to our communities in New Jersey and across the country, but also to recognize that we are a vital part of the success of this country. The Latino Community is woven into the fabric of our American history and I am proud that we have influence in this State and in this nation, from business owners and elected leaders to students and to professionals that work in our hospitals, news rooms, hotels, in law firms and art studios and more. We have much to celebrate this month.

 “We want Hispanic Heritage Month also to be a time during which we can promote citizen participation to ensure that we have a voice in the decisions that are made within our communities.”