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Gina Raimondo, Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7th, 1941

Friends - On this date 75 years ago, naval forces at Pearl Harbor came under surprise attack on a peaceful Sunday morning. Thousands of soldiers, sailors and Marines were lost, and our nation's Pacific fleet was severely damaged. It was, as then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, a day that would "live in infamy." The treachery and brutality of the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized millions of Americans to join the war effort to defeat tyranny and secure freedom. When these brave men and women came home after the war, they built a country that would lead the world. On the…
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North Smithfield Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor Become Sixth Democratic Town Committee to Endorse Her in the Democratic Primary

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Last night the North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse Gina Raimondo in the Democratic primary for governor. Gina has earned three committee endorsements in the past two days, a sign of the growing support for her candidacy. “Our committee is proud to be backing Gina for governor,” said Chairwoman Katrina Therien. “With so many Rhode Islanders out of work and families struggling, we need a governor who has the ability to help bring back good, middle-class jobs and get our economy growing again. Gina has an innovative, comprehensive approach to job creation and she…
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Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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Barrington Democrats Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor

BARRINGTON – The Barrington Democratic Town Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Gina Raimondo for governor last night. After hearing from each of the candidates in the Democratic Primary, the committee voted to endorse Gina because of her proven track record of solving big problems and commitment to fixing our economy. The final vote tally was 16 for Gina, three for Clay Pell and one for Mayor Taveras. "We are so proud to be endorsing Gina for governor," said Chairwoman Mary Alyce Gasbarro. "Gina gets results and she has what it takes to tackle the big challenges facing Rhode Island. She is a…
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Community

Raimondo to Honor 41 High School Juniors with Young Leader Award

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will visit Ximedica to present the Treasury Young Leader Awards on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Young Leader Awards are presented to Rhode Island high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and service to their community. Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations at Ximedica, will speak at the ceremony. "I am eager to meet these talented students, who not only excel at their studies but also make meaningful contributions in their communities," Raimondo said. "They truly make me proud and optimistic for the future…
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Operating Engineers Endorse Gina Raimondo For Governor

PROVIDENCE – Earning her sixth labor endorsement, and second within the last week, Gina has been endorsed for governor by the Local 57 Operating Engineers. Representing over 1150 workers and retirees in Rhode Island, the Operating Engineers are backing Gina in the Democratic Primary because she has the record and skills to tackle the biggest challenges facing our struggling state. In a letter to the campaign, Jim White, Local 57 Business Manager and President said that Gina's “work experience and tenacity will make her a very proficient Governor." “The outpouring of support from across Rhode Island has been incredible," said…
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Raimondo Rolls Out Part Four of Her Blueprint for Rhode Island: Promoting Tourism

BRISTOL - Rhode Island has incredible resources -- a gorgeous coastline, top-notch restaurants, a thriving arts scene and a rich history -- but we are not best utilizing these resources to drive our economy. As we continue to struggle with the highest unemployment rate in the country, we have to take advantage of our state’s assets to grow our economy and create new jobs. This morning, Gina was joined by members of Explore Bristol, elected officials and local business owners to roll out the fourth component of her Blueprint for Rhode Island: promoting tourism. Following her tourism plan release, she…
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Education

CollegeBoundfund Strengthens Investment Line-up, Offers Even More Low-Cost Choices

Adds First of its Kind Passive Option to Track the Morningstar® 529 College Savings Moderate IndexSM Series PROVIDENCE, RI - CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island's tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, announced that recently-approved investment line-up improvements are now available for Rhode Islanders to access. By increasing the selection of low-cost options, families now have more choices when planning for higher education. "Launching these improvements so quickly continues my team's thorough process of providing Rhode Islanders with the best options when saving for college," said General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who is personally invested in the plan with CollegeBoundfund accounts for her two…
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#AskGina Jobs & Infrastructure Twitter Town Hall

Infrastructure week continues with citizen forum on rebuilding What: Gina hosts a Twitter Town Hall and takes questions about her plan to rebuild Rhode Island and put people back to work When: Thursday, March 20, from 12:20 - 1 Where: You can follow the conversation on her blog () or by following the hashtag #AskGina Availability: Reporters can tweet questions with the hashtag #AskGina to ask Gina how she plans to rebuild Rhode Island and put people back to work  
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Gina Raimondo Continues Focus On Manufacturing Tours Fourth Manufacturing Facility

PROVIDENCE- Following the release of the first part of her jobs plan yesterday, Gina Raimondo today continued her focus on manufacturing, touring Admiral Packaging in Providence. Gina’s plan to revitalize manufacturing in Rhode Island relies on a three-pronged approach to foster innovation, improve our workforce development efforts and better support our existing manufacturers. “We need to be doing a better job supporting our local manufacturers and helping them to grow,” said Gina. “One of the things I’ve most enjoyed throughout this campaign is hosting what we call ‘Raimondo Roundtables’ to hear from people directly about what their industry needs to…
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