Governor McAuliffe finished up the day as the keynote speaker for the summit. “As my Administration develops and implements policies for economic development, health care and education, we are making sure that you are included,” said Governor McAuliffe. “It is imperative that we have the input from members of the Latino community if we plan to continue to build that new Virginia economy that our families and loved ones deserve.”
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe welcomed the participants, and spoke to issues related to child and family hunger in the Latino community. “For too long in the Commonwealth, too many families have been forced to walk a tightrope – uncertain of where their next meal is coming from,” she said. “As the numbers show and the research proves, this is especially true for many of our Latino families. That is why we have come together to say enough with the tightrope, we need to build a bridge. As I look around the room today, I see so many partners in this fight, and I know you too are dedicated to building the kind of bridge that will lead all of our children to success.”
For more information on the summit check out: https://portals.virginia.gov/latino-summit/.