RICAGV Press Release
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Proud of Primary Results
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
CONTACT: Kat Kerwin, Director of Communications
Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Proud of Primary Election Results
Providence, Rhode Island September 19, 2018 – The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) is proud of the turnout for last week’s primary elections. Many of our endorsed candidates, leaders who are ready to fight for gun safety by addressing the underlying causes of gun violence, won their primary elections on September 12th. We look forward to supporting these and other RICAGV endorsed candidates in the general election on Tuesday, November 6.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
U. S. Senate
Congressman David Cicciline
U.S. House, 1st District
State Senator Maryellen Goodwin
District 1 – Providence
District 14 – East Providence
State Senator Melissa Murray
District 24 – North Smithfield, Woonsocket
Senate District 35 – East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett
State Senator James Sheehan
District 36 – Narragansett, North Kingstown
State Rep. Moira Walsh
District 3 – Providence
District 4 – Providence
State Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell
District 5 – Providence
State Rep. Anastasia Williams
District 9 – Providence
State Rep. Grace Diaz
District 11 – Providence
District 13 – Providence
State Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee
District 33 – Narragansett, South Kingstown
State Rep. Carlos Tobon
District 58 – Pawtucket
State Rep. Jean-Philippe Barros
District 59 – Pawtucket
State Rep. Katherine Kazarian
District 63 – East Providence
District 66 – Barrington, Riverside
District 68 – Bristol, Warren
State Rep. Susan Donovan
District 69 – Bristol, Portsmouth
“Last week we saw many upsets in our favor as the polls closed,” said RICAGV President, Linda Finn. “I have to believe that people are fed up, voters are not going to vote for corrupt candidates just because of leadership endorsements. Rhode Island voters want real change, and they want to see gun safety, fair wages, and rights for women.”
We are optimistic that these victories point toward a greater trend in candidates who are open and willing to not just be champions for better gun laws, working families, women, and underserved communities.
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