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MEDIA ADVISORY: RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus to unveil legislative priorities on Tuesday
STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus will be unveiling its 2022 legislative priority list at a press conference on
Tuesday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in the Bell Area of the State House
The caucus is chaired by Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket).
“Rhode Island’s community of color is still being severely distressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the caucus has reintroduced many of the same bills we prioritized last year because our residents are in need of crucial supports that are still lacking right now. This legislative package will address the struggles and hardships that too many of our residents of color are sadly experiencing, and we believe that these bills will address these and many other concerns and hopes shared by the community of color on a daily basis,” said Chairwoman Alzate.
In addition to Representatives Alzate, the caucus includes Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown); Rep. Jose F. Batista (D-Dist. 12, Providence); Rep. Jean Philippe Barros (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket); Rep. Nathan W. Biah (D-Dist. 3, Providence); Rep. Liana Cassar (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence); Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence); Rep. Leonela Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket); Rep. Joshua Giraldo (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls); Rep. Brianna E. Henries (D-Dist. 64, East Providence); Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence); Rep. David Morales (D-Dist. 7, Providence); Rep. Ramon A. Perez (D-Dist. 13, Providence, Johnston); Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence); Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell (D-Dist. 5, Providence); Rep. Carlos E. Tobon (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket); Sen. Jonathon Acosta (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket); Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket); Sen. Tiara T. Mack (D-Dist. 6, Providence); Sen. Cynthia Mendes (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket); and Sen. Ana B. Quezada (D-Dist. 2, Providence).
The Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus (RILBLC) represents and advocates for the interests of disadvantaged people throughout the State of Rhode Island. It seeks to increase a diverse participation and representation in all levels of government. The goal is to close, and ultimately to eliminate, disparities that still exist between white and non-white Americans in every aspect of life.
For more information, contact:
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
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