Executive Order

Executive Order No. 353: Hispanic-American Advisory Commission

Date: 04/08/1993
Issuer: William F. Weld
Mass Register: No. 711
Revoked and Superseded by: Executive Order 409

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WHEREAS, Hispanic-Americans are the largest minority population in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and

WHEREAS, Hispanic-Americans represent a unique and diverse population in Massachusetts, bringing to our Commonwealth different cultures, histories, backgrounds and traditions; and WHEREAS, many Hispanic-Americans have overcome tremendous obstacles and hardships; and

WHEREAS, many Hispanic-Americans are making outstanding contributions to the educational, economic, technological, and cultural development and well-being of the Commonwealth, sharing as they do American values including a strong dedication to family, a lasting faith and an industrious work ethic; and

WHEREAS, many Hispanic-Americans continue to face challenges in their efforts to achieve total social, political and economic integration, including continued discrimination and sometimes inadequate educational services, lack of jobs and decent affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, this administration places a high priority on addressing the unique concerns of the Hispanic-American community and promoting the enhancement of opportunities for the Commonwealth's Hispanic-American population; and

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Commonwealth to promote full inclusion in government and state services by all citizens of the Commonwealth without regard to race, color, sex, language or national origin;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, William F. Weld, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the power vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby create the Hispanic-American Advisory Commission and order as follows:

Section 1. An Hispanic-American Advisory Commission is hereby established to advise the Governor on matters related to Hispanic-American affairs;

Section 2. The Commission is authorized and directed to examine and make recommendations with regard to

a. Matters of paramount interest and concern to the Massachusetts Hispanic-American Community; and

b. Appropriate means of educating the citizens of the Commonwealth regarding the unique qualities, talents, diversities and challenges of the Hispanic-American community; and

c. Appropriate efforts to expand and improve commercial and cultural ties with Hispanic countries and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Section 3. The Commission shall be composed of thirty (30) members designated by the Governor who shall serve at his pleasure for a term of two years. The Governor shall designate a chair. The Commission shall meet regularly on a schedule determined by the chair, including not less than two meetings each year with the Governor directly.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 8th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three.

William F. Weld, Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Joseph Connolly
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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