Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 18, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Conference, issued the following statement recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month:

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our culture and our heritage and remember how far we have come and the endless possibilities ahead. 

“It is also a time to stand in solidarity with the people of our nations as they fight to keep democracy alive in our hemisphere.

“Hispanics have made invaluable contributions in the U.S. and continue to do so every day.  I urge the Latino community in the U.S. to remain active and engaged so that our voice is heard.

“Juntos celebremos este mes de la Hispanidad,” said Diaz-Balart.


Beginning September 15th, and through October 15th, the U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.  Hispanics are the fastest-growing and largest minority in the country, making up 15% of the U.S. population.