Rep. Rebimbas Hosts Successful Day of Portugal

State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and Fernando G. Rosa, Director of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) honored Fernando Cordeiro, Fernando Rodrigues and Jose (Joe) Gouveia during the annual Day of Portugal ceremony at the State Capitol on Friday, June 9, 2017.

A celebration of Portuguese culture, the annual event features, food, traditional dancers and fellowship.  This year also included Margarida Marques, Portugal Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, Portugal Ambassador to the United States, Manuela Bairos, Consul General of Portugal in New York and the Tuna Academica da Faculdade de Medicina  da Universidade de Coimbra  (Portugal) choir, founded in 1888.

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Rep. Rebimbas to be Opioid Forum Panelist

State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) announced she will be a panelist during an important discussion about the opioid crisis at the upcoming Connecticut Legal Conference in Hartford.

The day-long conference, presented by the Connecticut Bar Association, will take place on Monday, June 12, at the Connecticut Convention Center, and will cover topics from the legal perspectives of the opioid crisis, Connecticut business law, family law, ethics and more.  It is open to both members and non-members, and registration is required. CLC members qualify for a reduced rate.

“In some way, the opioid crisis has affected nearly everyone in Connecticut and I look forward to contributing to the conversation as we search for ways to eliminate this scourge,” Rep. Rebimbas, ranking member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, said. “I remain committed to working with my legislative colleagues, local and state police, and emergency medical providers to find solutions to this crisis.”

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Rep. Rebimbas to be Panelist at 2017 Portugal Economic Forum

State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) will be a featured panelist for the morning session of the upcoming New Dynamics in North Atlantic Relations discussion taking place during the 2017 Portugal Economic Forum in New York City.

The event, organized by AICEP Portugal Global, the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency, in partnership with the Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Harvard Club of New York, and features speakers from government, finance, international trade and tourism.

“I am honored to be included among such distinguished panelists and speakers and look forward to thoughtful discussions regarding government, politics, investment, tourism and innovation,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “By sharing ideas in an open, collaborative forum we can continue to help the partnership between our countries, and throughout the world, flourish.”

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