Mar 29 2021
As the former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the author of the historic Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Rubio also visited a local Small Business and PPP recipient in Jacksonville. Rethreaded employs 11 survivors of human trafficking and, thanks to PPP, was able to maintain these human trafficking survivors on their payroll amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rethreaded provides direct employment to survivors to offer stability, healing, empowerment, education, and practical job skills. During his visit, Rubio recognized Rethreaded with the official Congressional Record acknowledging them as Small Business of the Week.
Senator Rubio talks to the 6th grade school ambassadors about coral reefs during his tour of Jacksonville Classical Academy
Rubio speaks with Joe Mclean of News4Jax at Jacksonville Classical Academy
Senator Rubio with Rethreaded owner Kristin Keen with the official Congressional Record acknowledging them as Small Business of the Week
Senator Rubio, Rethreaded Owner Kristin Keen and Rethreaded Board Members