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Senator Tim Kaine Hosts Virtual Roundtable in Virginia with Latino Small Business Owners

Del. Lopez: "We discussed Fè, familia y trabajo - and VP Biden’s plans for supporting small businesses and New Americans - with community leaders. #TodosConBiden"

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The following is from the Joe Biden for President campaign. According to Virginia Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington/Fairfax): “I was honored to be the Moderator for a Virtual Latino Small Business Round Table with our amazing U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. We discussed Fè, familia y trabajo – and VP Biden’s plans for supporting small businesses and New Americans – with community leaders. #TodosConBiden

Senator Tim Kaine Hosts Virtual Roundtable in Virginia with Latino Small Business Owners

Yesterday, Senator Tim Kaine held a virtual roundtable with Latino small business owners in Virginia to hear about the challenges and difficulties they are facing through the coronavirus pandemic.

Senator Kaine, joined by Delegate Alfonso Lopez, also discussed Vice President Biden’s plans to help the Latino and the small business communities in Virginia.

See below for some key quotes from the discussion:

“Joe Biden understands our immigrant experience. He often talks about his own immigrant roots and the same things that motivated his forebearers or mine to come from Ireland to the United States, motivate immigrants from all over the world to come to the United States to be the…transfusion in the nation’s bloodstream that helps keep us young and healthy at 240-plus years, and Joe understands that. I worked with Joe, when I was Governor and he was Vice President. Worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression up to now is what Barack Obama and Joe Biden helped us steer through — and I saw what a great friend he was to us as we were handling that challenge, and boy do we have a challenge to handle now,” said Senator Kaine.

“As President, Vice President Biden will make sure that relief funds actually get to struggling communities and deserving mom-and-pop businesses so we can rebuild a more inclusive, resilient economy that serves everyone. Crisis reveals character and voters know more than ever, character belongs in the White House. Today, Joe Biden’s steady leadership, empathy, and experience stand out even more. Small businesses are the foundation of community, of this country, of the American dream. And they’re bearing the brunt of this crisis today. As Joe says, the basic bargain that built this country was broken long before COVID. Far too many Latino families and small businesses have been — for them, the Trump economy was never booming,” said Delegate Alfonso Lopez.