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2/6/2012 - Councilwoman Russell & Senator Gillibrand Meet with Hispanic/Black Caucus of Long Island

Councilwoman Russell & Senator Gillibrand Meet with Hispanic/Black Caucus of Long Island

North Hempstead, NY
– On Sunday, January 22, Councilwoman Viviana Russell hosted the Hispanic/Black Caucus of Long Island's meeting with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at North Hempstead's Town Hall. Early on in her first term as Senator, Gillibrand vowed to meet with the caucus to dialogue about the key concerns of the communities they represent. Among the topics of discussion were jobs, grants, economic development, green jobs and infrastructure to support green building. 

In addition to Councilwoman Russell and Senator Gillibrand, Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory, Village of Hempstead Trustee Tony Rosario, Legislator Robert Troiano, Assemblyman Phil Ramos, Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer, Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, City of Long Beach Councilman Len Torres, Floral Park Mayor Geoffery Prime, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, and Village of Hempstead Trustee Henry Conyers were also in attendance.

A follow up meeting will be held for nonprofits, municipalities and businesses to walk them through the grants process.