Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE TWEET By: Darwin Paz, Digital Assistant Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Latino Affairs, The Blog, Videos As National Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 draws to a close, we continue to recognize the many ways Hispanics contribute to the growth of Pennsylvania. Over the last month, Pennsylvanians have taken the opportunity to celebrate the cultural traditions and to honor the significant achievements of our Hispanic and Latino American communities.History of Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month evolved from National Hispanic Heritage Week, first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded this celebration to cover the 30-day period we are familiar with today: September 15 through October 15th.This date range is significant because it includes the dates that many South American countries celebrate the anniversary of their independence, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. This date range also encompasses the celebration of Día de la Raza or Columbus Day, which is on October 12.To further exemplify this national observance, Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.Over the last month, organizations across the commonwealth hosted events to recognize the many contributions Hispanic Americans make to our commonwealth.Pennsylvania’s MakeupAccording to the Pew Research Center, more than 834,000 Hispanic Americans call Pennsylvania home and lead in business, industry, government, education, the sciences, arts, faith and the armed forces.Pennsylvania’s Hispanic American population grew by more than 80 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data.A study lead by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce found that the Greater Philadelphia Region, representing the second largest Hispanic market in northeastern United States, grew by 58.3% from 2000 to 2010.That same study also highlighted that Hispanic Americans in the Greater Philadelphia Region have a total purchasing power of approximately $4.2 billion.Dating back to the revolution, Hispanic Americans have always played a an integral role in government, including helping Pennsylvania champion its title as the keystone state during the formation of the United States.Today, two of the commonwealth’s highest positions are served by Hispanic Americans: Secretary Pedro Cortez, Pennsylvania Department of State, and Secretary Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Department of Education.Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians to join together to celebrate our commonwealth’s rich, diverse heritage and our common pursuit of life and liberty. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania October 14, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Man Utd set to confirm captures of Barca, Real Madrid teenagers

first_imgManchester United will be hoping they have unearthed two future stars when they confirmed the signings of defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez. The PA news agency understands the Spanish teenagers will join the youth set-up at United once final clearance has been received. Jurado, 16, and Fernandez, 17, are joining from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. The pair are understood to be isolating with a local family after moving from Spain. That’s in line with the government guidelines. All arrivals from the country are required to undergo a two-week quarantine period under current Covid-19 limitations.Advertisement read also:Lukaku tips Man Utd to build on Solskjaer success next season Tromso forward Isak Hansen-Aaroen, who turned 16 last weekend, is also joining United. The Norwegian last month became their youngest ever player when making his debut at the age of 15 years 319 days, with the club now awaiting paperwork to complete the deal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more