PASCO, Wash.--Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna encouraged members of the Latino community to reach out for help.
During an afternoon town hall bilingual meeting at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, McKenna focused on consumer protection. Identity theft and car sales were some of the topics discussed.
A Spanish Interpreter was also on hand, translating everything McKenna said. He hopes those in the audience truly heard his message.
"We're failing to reach these folks to let them know that we're a resource," says WA Attorney General, Rob McKenna. We can help them. They just don't know that they can contact us and receive help."
Officials from the Mexican Consulate's office in Seattle stopped by to answer any questions.
Each year, more than 100,000 people contact the attorney general's office. McKenna said roughly 20,000 end up filing consumer complaints.