Portuguese American Journal

PALCUS: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joins “Friends of Portugal” – Washington,DC

The Portuguese Leadership Council of the United States  (PALCUS) has announced that Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, is the newest member of the “Friends of Portugal” in the U.S. Senate.

This is an important accomplishment because Connecticut has more than 49,000 Portuguese according to the last American Community Survey, and ranks in the Top 10 States with the most Portuguese, according to PALCUS newsletter.

Friends of Portugal was created to serve as the parallel body of supporters of Portuguese-American issues in the U.S. Senate. It is co-chaired by Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) (of Portuguese descent) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).

PALCUS is working to expand the Friends membership to all states where there is a Portuguese presence, the news letter has stated.

Friends of Portugal
116th Congress of the United States
Co-Chairs and Members:
Sen. Jack Reed, Co-Chair, (D-RI)
Sen. Patrick Toomey, Co-Chair, (R-PA)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT)
Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA)
Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA)
Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA)
Sen. Elisabeth Warren, (D-MA)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI)
PALCUS is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide a singular national voice that advocates for the interests of Portuguese-Americans in the United States.

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