March 16, 2011

Whitehouse Statement on the Passing of George Lima

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today released the following statement regarding the passing of former State Representative and president of the Providence NAACP George Lima:

“Today, Rhode Island lost a civil rights pioneer, honored veteran, champion for workers’ rights, and committed public servant. George Lima has left an indelible mark on our Ocean State, and it is with great sadness that I note his passing. We will be forever thankful for his work and dedication. Sandra and my thoughts and prayers are with the Lima family.”

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