Business   Wed, September 22, 2010 01:50 PM
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Washington, DC - The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its first government affairs committee meeting on at the GWHCC offices.

The purpose of this committee is to discuss important legislative issues in the DC Hispanic community.  The chamber will be sending out a survey to assess what issues the members want the committee to get involved and to advocate for.

GWHCC’s president and CEO, Angela Franco, said, “The creation of this committee on government affairs is an initiative that will give a voice to Hispanic entrepreneurs in the metropolitan area. Thanks to the analysis and advocacy of this committee we will be able to better represent the interest of our community in the legislative arena.”

Mario Acosta-Velez, Director of Government and External Affairs, Verizon of Washington, DC, leads this committee.  Members of the committee include: Ignacio Alvarez, attorney and counselor at Law, Alvarez Martinez Law Firm LLC; Antonio Arocho Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Arocho Law Office; and John Mario González, Government and Public Affairs Analyst and columnist.

Magda Cárdenas
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education, and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is 501(C) 6. For additional information visit our website