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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Visits LGBTQ+-Owned Small Business in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District with Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for

The visit comes during LGBTQ+ Pride Month and is Congresswoman Fletcher’s third annual Pride Month business visit with the Chamber.


Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Visits LGBTQ+-Owned Small Business in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District with Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development, LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce Leaders

Houston, TX, June 17, 2024

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development (MBDA) Eric Morrissette and Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce CEO and Co-Founder Tammi Wallace in visiting Black Phlox Candle Company, an LGBTQ+-owned small business in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District.  The visit comes during LGBTQ+ Pride Month and is Congresswoman Fletcher’s third annual Pride Month business visit with the Chamber.

“I was glad to join LGBTQ+ leaders in welcoming Acting Under Secretary Morrissette to Texas’ Seventh Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “Small businesses are essential pillars of our community and drivers of our economy, and the MBDA is such an important partner in the work.  Our visit to Black Phlox was an absolute inspiration, and I loved hearing from co-owner Rica Kendrick-Palmer about her vision and participating in the candle-making process.  I look forward to continuing to support policies that strengthen our community, our businesses, and our economy.” 

Congresswoman Fletcher is a Vice Chair of the Equality Caucus.  The Equality Caucus works toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and all other gender variant (LGBTQI+) individuals.

 

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