PELL LPR 1

Pell interview Fue en Español – Yes.
Pell is hoping to win over a large chunk of Latino voters by speaking to them directly – en Español

Pell interview LPR
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No candidate for governor currently has a Spanish-language campaign website

Clay Pell 2014 Campaign Launch Video

QUESTIONS FOR CLAY PELL IN “HABLEMOS” 02/01/14 WRNI-LATINO PUBLIC RADIO

1- WHO IS CLAY PELL AND WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GOVERNOR? WHAT QUALIFES YOU FOR THE POSITION?

2- MANY PEOPLE QUESTION THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN RI MOST OF YOUR LIFE, AND IF NOT FOR YOUR NAME WE WOULD NOT BE SITTING HERE TODAY CONTEMPLATING A RUN FOR GOVERNOR. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE STATEMENTS?

3- YOU ARE 32 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 5 YEARS. YOUR OPPONENTS WILL CITE YOUR LACK OF EXPERIENCE AS AN EXECUTIVE AS YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE FOR THE JOB. WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?

4- WHAT ARE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES FACING THE STATE AND HOW DO YOU PLAN TO SOLVE THEM?

5- THE ISSUE OF DRIVERS FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS LATELY AND YOU HAVE CITED IT AS ONE OF THE ISSUES YOU WOULD TACKLE. HOW WOULD YOU DO THIS IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPPOSES YOU?

6- THE ISSUES OF TAXES IS ONE THAT THE NEW GOVERNOR WILL NEED TO DEAL WITH. THERE IS A TENSION BETWEEN THOSE WHO FEEL WE ARE TAXED TOO MUCH AND WOULD LIKE TO REDUCE THE RATE ESPECIALLY TO THOSE AT THE TOP, AND ADVOCATES FOR THE POOR INSIST THAT CUTTING TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY SHOULD NOT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF SERVICES. WHO WILL PAY MORE AND WHO WILL PAY LESS UNDER A PELL ADMINISTRATION?

7- EDUCATION SEEMS TO BE THE BUZZ WORD IN THIS ELECTION BUT NO ONE IS PROVIDING SPECIFICS OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT IT IS IMPORTANT AND THAT WE NEED TO FIX IT AND PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR THE NEW ECONOMY. ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCALE IN ACHIEVEMENT AND UNFORTUNATELY THEY ATTEND THE WORST PERFORMING DISTRICTS. WHAT WILL GOVERNOR PELL DO ABOUT EDUCATION?

8- FINAL QUESTION- WHY SHOULD LATINOS BE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR CANDIDACY WHEN THERE IS A LATINO ALREADY RUNNING? WHAT MAKES YOUR CANDIDACY MORE COMPELLING THAN THE REST OF THE FIELD?

9- FINAL MESSAGE