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Rep. Miranda introduces bill designating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

February 16, 2021
Jessica E. Miranda News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) today announced the introduction of House Bill (H.B.) 72, which would designate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month in Ohio.

“Ohio is home to a large Hispanic population who have long been integral members of our society,” said Rep. Miranda. “The #Great28 has among the highest Hispanic populations in the state, and I’m committed to advancing this and other legislation that will improve the lives of Hispanic Ohioans.” 

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month would take place from September 15 to October 15 each year. This month is currently recognized by the federal government, and state recognition would bring further awareness to Ohio’s Hispanic and Latinx population and their contributions to this state.

This bipartisan legislation is joint-sponsored by State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) and has been assigned to the House State and Local Government Committee where it awaits a hearing.