Governor Hochul pays tribute to the community that commemorates its roots and culture in November
Governor Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York State. The month-long celebration will recognize the strong and enduring partnership between New York State and Puerto Rico and highlight the important contributions of people of Puerto Rican descent in the state. The proclamation also acknowledges the impact of Hurricane Fiona, which hit the island last September, and the continued support, supplies and other relief efforts for the people of Puerto Rico and their government.
“With one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in our nation, New York has a rich history and a long connection to the people of Puerto Rico,” said Governor Hochul. “By designating November as Puerto Rican Heritage Month, we are honoring and celebrating the longstanding contributions of Puerto Rican communities across the state, and in all areas: business, arts and culture, science and technology, athletics, public service. and more”.
The annual Puerto Rican Heritage Month celebration will highlight the traditions and customs of the Puerto Rican community, as well as its accomplishments here in New York, throughout the United States, and in Puerto Rico. The month-long celebration will highlight the contributions of Puerto Rican communities throughout New York to the social, cultural and economic development of the state and the nation and how they have established strong foundations for life in New York City neighborhoods and throughout the state.
The proclamation also recognized the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona on the island and the resilience Puerto Ricans have shown in the aftermath. Since Hurricane Maria, New York has helped Puerto Rico obtain billions of dollars in federal funds from FEMA to recover and rebuild the island’s energy infrastructure, in addition to NYPA conducting technical assessments of power plants and substations on the island . In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, the worst storm to hit the island since Hurricane Maria, Governor Hochul announced actions by New York State to assist Puerto Rico with relief efforts. These efforts have further strengthened New York’s longstanding commitment to helping Puerto Rico rebuild and recover.
Posted on November 11, 2022