RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus congratulates Rep. Tobon for being named Secretary of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators


            STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus, chaired by Rep. Karen Alzate, is congratulating fellow caucus member Rep. Carlos E. Tobon (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket) for being named the Secretary of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL).

            “The Rhode Island Black and Latino Caucus is extremely proud that one of our own, Rep. Carlos Tobon, has been chosen for a leadership position within one of the most prestigious Hispanic political organizations in the country.  His dedication to supporting and uplifting his community is second to none and now legislators from across the United States will see how Representative Tobon advocates for what he believes is right.  On behalf of the entire caucus, congratulations Carlos, we know that you will continue to make us all proud,” said Representative Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket).

            NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3).  Its mission is to be the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths and territories of the United States and the Western Hemisphere.

            The NHCSL meets its mission by serving as a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern, such as housing, immigration, education, economic development, broadband expansion and healthcare, to all segments of the Hispanic community. In addition, NHCSL provides a forum for information exchange and member networking; supports leadership training; acts as a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations; promotes public and private partnerships with business and labor; and partners with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations represented throughout the world.

            The Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus 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.