RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts NJ-5 Hispanic Small Business Owners, Honors National Hispanic American Heritage Month

Oct 07, 2020

Above: Gottheimer joined today by Hispanic small business owners from throughout the Fifth District.

GLEN ROCK, NJ – On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) brought together Fifth District Hispanic small business owners to highlight their resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, all while continuing to fight for a second round of PPP loans to help small businesses in North Jersey survive this crisis and recover. 

“This month of celebration and commemoration also comes during a time when the Latino community is being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis. Latinos are on the frontlines of the pandemic, helping provide the food on our tables, cleaning our hospitals, teaching our children, and protecting our communities by serving on the frontlines as health care workers, caregivers, and first responders,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “As we work through this crisis, and recover and grow as a community, we also need to ensure we’re working to combat the economic and health inequities exposed by this pandemic. I continue to be optimistic, and just as we’ve seen the Latino and Hispanic community and all of North Jersey band together during these difficult times, I believe we will be even stronger on the other side.”

Watch this week’s virtual event HERE.

Gottheimer was joined this week by Arcadio Rosario of Intelligence Communications Systems in Hackensack; Jose Gonzalez of Paula Dominican Beauty Salon in Bergenfield; Julieth A. Rios, Esq. of The Rios Law Firm in Hackensack; Carolina Curbelo of The Law Office of Carolina T. Curbelo in Ridgewood; and Daniela and Edward Garcia of E&Q Tax Accounting & Business Solutions in Hackensack.

National Hispanic American Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. This observation originated in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover this 30-day period, from mid-September to mid-October.


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