April 5, 2007

Whitehouse Tours Hispanic Small Businesses

Member of Democratic Hispanic Task Force Visits Broad Street

Providence, R.I. – Tuesday, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, toured Hispanic small businesses on Providence’s Broad Street. The tour gave Whitehouse an opportunity to meet directly with constituents and hear from them about the issues on their minds, from the war in Iraq to securing a better education for young people in the community.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the vibrant and growing Latino community in Rhode Island,” said Whitehouse. “I will take the concerns I’ve heard today to Washington and continue to fight to make the American dream a reality for more of our families.”

Whitehouse visited more than 10 local Hispanic-owned businesses on the tour, which began at Compare Supermarket and included stops at Quisqueya Market, Elegant Beauty Salon, and Ada’s Creation. Whitehouse joined the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force in his first term as U.S. Senator. The Task Force was created in 1989 by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) to expand Congressional awareness of and representation to the Hispanic community. The 110th Congress is the first time the task force will be co-chaired by two Democratic Hispanic Senators, Senators Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).


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