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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Wednesday, No. 180 September 17, 2014 Part IV The President asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Proclamation 9166—National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2014 Proclamation 9167—National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2014 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17SED0.SGM 17SED0 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17SED0.SGM 17SED0 55959 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 180 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9166 of September 12, 2014 The President National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Nearly 50 years after the United States first observed what was then National Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanics represent a vibrant and thriving part of our diverse Nation. Their histories and cultures stretch across centuries, and the contributions of those who come to our shores today in search of their dreams continue to add new chapters in our national story. This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic community and celebrate its countless achievements. This month’s theme, ‘‘Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success,’’ reminds us of all the ways Hispanics have enriched our Union and shaped our character. From those with roots that trace back generations to those who have just set out in pursuit of the promise of America, they have come to represent the spirit of our Nation: that with hard work, you can build a better life for yourself and a better future for your children. Hispanics have served honorably in our Armed Forces, defending the values we hold dear. They have transformed industries with new, innovative ideas. And they have led and inspired movements that have made our Nation more equal and more just. In these accomplishments, we recognize that when we lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our Nation; when we create more ladders of opportunity, we provide the chance for all Americans to reach their greatest potential. My Administration is committed to supporting and fighting for policies that help Hispanics succeed. We are investing in programs that better prepare students and workers for today’s economy, continuing to address disparities in health care, and pushing initiatives that grow our middle class. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Reforming our immigration system remains crucial for our economic future. When workers educated in America are unable to stay and innovate here, we are deprived of their full contributions, and when immigrants have to labor in the shadows, they often earn unfair wages and their families and our economy suffer. That is why I continue to call on the Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform, and why I am determined to address our broken immigration system through executive action in a way that is sustainable and effective, and within the confines of the law. America has always drawn its strength from the contributions of a diverse people. Throughout our Nation, Hispanics are advancing our economy, improving our communities, and bettering our country. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, let us renew our commitment to ensuring ours remains a society where the talents and potential of all its members can be fully realized. To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the Congress by Public Law 100–402, as amended, has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating September 15 through October 15 as ‘‘National Hispanic Heritage Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2014, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17SED0.SGM 17SED0 55960 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–22342 Filed 9–16–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17SED0.SGM 17SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Billing code 3295–F4

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Vol. 79

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Proclamation 9166--National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2014



Proclamation 9167--National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2014


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Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9166 of September 12, 2014

                
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Nearly 50 years after the United States first observed 
                what was then National Hispanic Heritage Week, 
                Hispanics represent a vibrant and thriving part of our 
                diverse Nation. Their histories and cultures stretch 
                across centuries, and the contributions of those who 
                come to our shores today in search of their dreams 
                continue to add new chapters in our national story. 
                This month, we honor the rich heritage of the Hispanic 
                community and celebrate its countless achievements.

                This month's theme, ``Hispanics: A legacy of history, a 
                present of action and a future of success,'' reminds us 
                of all the ways Hispanics have enriched our Union and 
                shaped our character. From those with roots that trace 
                back generations to those who have just set out in 
                pursuit of the promise of America, they have come to 
                represent the spirit of our Nation: that with hard 
                work, you can build a better life for yourself and a 
                better future for your children. Hispanics have served 
                honorably in our Armed Forces, defending the values we 
                hold dear. They have transformed industries with new, 
                innovative ideas. And they have led and inspired 
                movements that have made our Nation more equal and more 
                just.

                In these accomplishments, we recognize that when we 
                lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our 
                Nation; when we create more ladders of opportunity, we 
                provide the chance for all Americans to reach their 
                greatest potential. My Administration is committed to 
                supporting and fighting for policies that help 
                Hispanics succeed. We are investing in programs that 
                better prepare students and workers for today's 
                economy, continuing to address disparities in health 
                care, and pushing initiatives that grow our middle 
                class.

                Reforming our immigration system remains crucial for 
                our economic future. When workers educated in America 
                are unable to stay and innovate here, we are deprived 
                of their full contributions, and when immigrants have 
                to labor in the shadows, they often earn unfair wages 
                and their families and our economy suffer. That is why 
                I continue to call on the Congress to enact 
                comprehensive immigration reform, and why I am 
                determined to address our broken immigration system 
                through executive action in a way that is sustainable 
                and effective, and within the confines of the law.

                America has always drawn its strength from the 
                contributions of a diverse people. Throughout our 
                Nation, Hispanics are advancing our economy, improving 
                our communities, and bettering our country. During 
                National Hispanic Heritage Month, let us renew our 
                commitment to ensuring ours remains a society where the 
                talents and potential of all its members can be fully 
                realized.

                To honor the achievements of Hispanics in America, the 
                Congress by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has 
                authorized and requested the President to issue 
                annually a proclamation designating September 15 
                through October 15 as ``National Hispanic Heritage 
                Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 
                15 through October 15, 2014,

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                as National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public 
                officials, educators, librarians, and all Americans to 
                observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, 
                activities, and programs.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-22342
Filed 9-16-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4