Senator Castro


WASHINGTON D.C. – As Midwest Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) met with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House during the organization’s annual National Summit in Washington D.C. Friday.

“It’s my distinct honor to represent the Illinois Hispanic community in Washington D.C.,” said Castro. “Friday’s meeting with Vice President Harris touched on many avenues of collaboration between state and federal government to ensure the voices and needs of our community are heard.”

The NHCSL 19th annual National Summit provides an educational and networking experience for Hispanic elected officials, corporate leaders, community organizations and policy experts. Educational sessions focused on the state of Latino education, featuring U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, as well as health, affordable housing, diversity and more.

During her meeting with Vice President Harris, Castro joined other state legislators from Utah, Virginia, Arizona, Puerto Rico and New Jersey for a discussion on immigration, the federal Build Back Better plan and other important topics.

“I hope to continue my work with stakeholders from all levels of government to make sure the Hispanic community makes gains in representation as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Castro said. “I want to thank Vice President Harris for taking the time to earnestly listen to what we had to say.”

Learn more about the work NHCSL does to improve the represent the Hispanic community across the country here.