Art & Life

Marian Wright Edelman Keynote at RI Kids Count Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted a 20th Anniversary Special Kick-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, celebrating two decades of advocacy for children The keynote speaker was Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund who is the nation's foremost child advocate. LPR Coverage of RI Kids Count Event 1/29/2014 Marian Wright Edelman by Latino Public Radio Victor Capellan by Latino Public Radio The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind(r) mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage…
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Michael Solomon Annouces Candidacy For Mayor

PROVIDENCE - Today, Michael Solomon, president of the Providence City Council, announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Michael, who owns several businesses in the city, spoke before family, friends, and supporters at Building Futures in Olneyville this morning, a non-profit organization dedicated to building career pathways for unemployed Providence residents. LPR Coverage of Solomon's Bid for Providence Mayor "I am running for Mayor to make Providence a city of opportunity for all," Michael said. "We must build upon the progress and hard work of the last three years. We must focus on growing the city's middle class, rebuilding our schools, and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We have come…
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Latino Politicians Announce Support For Raimondo

Rhode Island - So far five Latino politicians have announced that they are supporting the candidacy of Democrat General Treasurer Gina Raimondo for governor, according to an email from the Friends of Gina Raimondo. Providence Councilmen Luis Aponte and Davian Sanchez Sabina Matos to State Representatives and Anastasia Williams Grace Díaz join in supporting Raimondo. His only opponent in the Democratic primary, so far, is the Mayor of Providence Angel Taveras, is the first Latino elected mayor as the top leader of the capital city of Rhode Island. Políticos Latinos anuncia apoyo a Raimondo Rhode Island - Hasta el momento…
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Raimondo Formally Announces Her Candidacy For Governor

Rhode Island - With a long list of proposals, the Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo formally announced her candidacy for governor during a rally on Monday from Pawtucket Hope Artiste Village . The Democrat was accompanied by dozens of supporters , including several politicians and Latino leaders and promised to work to improve the highways and schools and a new approach to improving the sluggish economy of the state. She told the audience that she supports tougher penalties for firearms and higher minimum wage laws. While several firefighters arrived to protest to demand of the Raimondo pension reform of…
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