BOSTON—State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Boston), House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, joined other Latino members of the House of Representatives today in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the State House.
The Members held a reception for Latino leaders and then invited them to the floor of the House of Representatives Chamber, where a resolution was read. The resolution honored the accomplishments and contributions of the Hispanic community to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and encouraged all Representatives to pause and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the histories, cultures, and achievements of those from Hispanic communities across the world,” Sánchez said. “People of Hispanic heritage have made many significant contributions to the Commonwealth and continue to shape the changing face of Massachusetts. The leaders here today work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the interests the Hispanic community and it’s important to pause and honor their work”
Attendees included leaders from Latino community groups and organizations, including Mayor Walsh’s Office of New Bostonians, Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston, English High School in Jamaica Plain, Sociedad Latina, La Alianza Hispana, Graciela Gómez García from the Mexican Consulate, and Louis Gutierrez, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Connector.
Representative Sánchez is one of six Latino legislators in the House of Representatives alongside Representative Marcos Devers, Representative Frank Moran, Representative Carlos Gonzalez, Representative Jose Tosado, and Representative Aaron Vega.