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October 15, 2021

Congresswoman Bourdeaux Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux recognized the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. 

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Bourdeaux joined 36 other members as an original cosponsor of a resolution commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, led by Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29). The Congresswoman has also signed onto a number of bills aimed at making a positive impact in Hispanic and minority communities by establishing pathways to citizenship for DACA recipients, supporting farmworkers, celebrating diversity, and breaking down barriers in education.

Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “I continue to be struck by the vibrancy of the Hispanic community in Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties. Over the past month, I had the opportunity to meet with many members of the Hispanic community, cosponsored legislation to officially recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, heard from ESOL students about the importance of mentorship in the Hispanic community, and more. While we specifically recognize the Hispanic community during this month, my commitment to Georgia’s diverse, vibrant communities remains constant.”

Georgia’s 7th Congressional District is home to over 170,000 individuals who identify as Hispanic or Latino, contributing to the area’s vast diversity. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Congresswoman Bourdeaux participated in a Hispanic business owner roundtable, met with student leaders from a middle school with a 70% Hispanic population, highlighted a Hispanic small business owner at a Small Business Committee hearing, and recognized several Hispanic-American figures on social media. 

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.