Letter to the Editor.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into Public Law (P.L. 100 402) proclaiming September 15th through October 15th, of each year as Hispanic Heritage Month. This proclamation commemorates the contributions made by Latinos throughout history.
It is through hard work, and the bipartisan efforts of the caucus, that Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated annually at the Capitol since 1999. Today, the Michigan Hispanic Legislative Caucus is known as the Michigan Hispanic Caucus and continues the tradition of celebrating the Latino culture.
This year’s celebration will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011. The day’s events will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of activities that include an informative and exciting youth program at Lansing Community College. The Michigan Hispanic Caucus will also host a culturally enriched luncheon on the State Capitol lawn at 12:15 p.m. In addition, an evening celebration will be held in Lansing Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue at 6:00 p.m.
At the evening celebration, the Michigan Hispanic Caucus will recognize outstanding Hispanics throughout the State of Michigan in the areas of business/economic development, advocacy, education, lifetime achievement, the fine arts, as well as provide scholarships and savings bonds for essay contest winners.
The Michigan Hispanic Caucus invites you to submit a nomination for the recipients of these awards by filling out the attached form. Nomination forms are due no later than Monday, October 13, 2011. The award winners will be notified by Friday, October 14, 2011. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Vicky García at the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan at (517) 373 8339.
Valde Garcia Former State Senator
Lawrence T. García, Chairman Hispanic Latino Commission of MI
Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan
Michigan Hispanic Caucus
P.O. Box 10096 Lansing, MI 48901 1002