Cardin to Host Roundtable with Latino Small Business Owners in Prince George’s County

Posted September 19, 2014 /

For Immediate Release:

For Planning Purposes Only

CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524/Tim Zink 410-962-4436

September 18, 2014

Cardin to Host Roundtable with Latino Small Business Owners in Prince George’s County


WHAT:            Roundtable Discussion with Latino Small Business Owners 


WHO:              U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Prince George’s County Small Business Owners

Gustavo Torres- Executive Director of CASA de Maryland

Zorayda Moreira-Smith- Senior Manager of Place-Based Solutions & Community Development of CASA de Maryland

WHEN:            Monday, September 22 at 10:00 AM 

WHERE:          CASA de Maryland – 8151 15th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20783

HOW:              For more information and to RSVP, media should contact Sue Walitsky at OR María José Sandoval at

 Monday, September 22 at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), will lead a roundtable with Latino small business owners and community leaders at CASA de Maryland, Maryland’s leading immigrant civil rights organization, in Langley Park on issues impacting small and locally-owned businesses. Senator Cardin and attendees will discuss issues including a federal minimum wage, efforts to update the tax code, the need for immigration reform, the Purple Line and its impacts, affordable higher education, health care, infrastructure needs, and the federal budget.


“Small business are America’s economic growth engines. When I came to the Senate I asked to serve on the small business committee because I know how important they are to expanding a strong middle class. I look forward to hearing from small business owners about what Washington can do to give them a fair shot at success,” said Senator Cardin. “CASA de Maryland does great work across the state and has proven to be a skilled partner in giving people the tools needed to get ahead.”