The resolution acknowledges the significant contributions of the Portuguese American community to the cultural, economic, and social fabric of Rhode Island. It highlights the presence of strong Portuguese American communities in various cities across the state and recognizes their contributions through cultural events, public service, and industries such as whaling, fishing, textiles, and jewelry. The resolution also notes the historical significance of Portuguese Jews in Rhode Island and the importance of June, which includes Portugal's National Day, commemorating the legacy of the national poet Luís de Camões.

The House of Representatives of Rhode Island resolves to proclaim June 2024 as "Portuguese American Heritage Month" to honor the Portuguese American community's enduring contributions. The resolution directs the Secretary of State to transmit certified copies of this resolution to various dignitaries, including the Governor of Rhode Island, the Prime Minister and President of Portugal, the Vice-Consulate of Portugal in Providence, and the Rhode Island Day of Portugal nonprofit organization.