RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus congratulates Lt. Governor Matos

 

STATE HOUSE – The RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus, chaired by Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket), is releasing the following statement congratulating Sabina Matos on her appointment and confirmation to the Office of Lieutenant Governor.

“The RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus extends our most sincere congratulations to our new Lt. Governor, Sabina Matos.  Lt. Governor Matos’ story of hard-work, determination, and success is a true inspiration to every Black and Latino resident in Rhode Island and proves what is possible if one is daring enough to dream of better things.  As not only our second woman Lt. Governor, but as our state’s first Lt. Governor of color, we as a caucus could not be any more proud of her and this incredible accomplishment and we all are looking forward to working with her to better the lives of Rhode Island’s community of color,” said Chairwoman Alzate and the rest of the caucus.

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.

 

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