Hispanic Heritage Month

The Story Behind Hispanic Heritage Month

As an intern in Congress, I helped enact National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long observation is a time to acknowledge the many contributions that Latinos have made to the political, cultural and social fabric of our country.

I wrote a first-person column in the Los Angeles Times about the legislative struggle I faced in getting the bill passed. Here is my story:

Hispanic Heritage Month: How an intern helped make it happen

My column was read by a reporter at CNN, who interviewed me and wrote about my role in creating the national commemoration. Here is that article:

How Hispanic Heritage Month Was Enacted