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EEO is for EVERYONE (not solely for protected groups); it’s the LAW!
If you are New York National Guard technician or military personnel, applicant for technician or military employment, and feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the State Equal Employment Manager (SEEM) office for assistance.
30 Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month
- Started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson
- Expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan
- Enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402
- Hispanic Heritage Month goes from September 15 to October 15
- September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
- Mexico’s independence day is on September 16th
- Chile’s independence day is on September 18th
- Celebrates Hispanic heritage through festivities that highlight the music and food that represents the countries’ history and rich culture
- The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race
- Hispanic population in the U.S. is around 55 million
- California has the largest Hispanic population
- There are 1.2 million Hispanics serving in the U.S. armed forces
- Hispanics are the largest ethnic or race minority in the United States
- The projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2060 is 119 million
- 73.3% of Hispanics 5 and older speak Spanish at home
- Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States
- There are roughly 12.2 million Hispanic family households in the United States
- Roughly 64%e of those of Hispanic origin in the United States who are of Mexican background
- Dr. Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut to go into space
- Mario Molina won a Nobel Prize for his crucial work in understanding how the ozone layer is formed and depleted
- Roberto Clemente was not only a famous baseball player, he was also a humanitarian who worked in the off-season organizing charity drives, donating his time and money
- Octaviano Larrazolo was the first Hispanic woman U.S. Senator
- Joseph Marion Hernández was the first Hispanic Member of U.S. Congress in 1822
- In 1990, Oscar Hijuelos was the first Hispanic writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
- Romualdo Pacheco was the first Hispanic U.S. Representative, elected in 1876
- José Ferrer was the first Hispanic to win an Oscar for Best Oscar in 1950 for the film Cyrano de Bergerac
- Carlos Juan Finlay solved the mystery of what caused yellow fever in 1881
- Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca, New Mexico's second governor, was the first ever elected Latino governor in the United States.
- Tom Fears was the first Hispanic Football Hall of Fame inductee
- Carlos Santana was the first Hispanic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1998
NY National Guard Complaint Activity:
New York is proud to post the record of its compliance with the “Notification and Federal Employment Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act” (No FEAR Act):