Help Turn Out Vote for Progressive Candidates

The Progressive Leadership Fund just made its final endorsements for the House and Senate.  They’re below, along with some volunteer opportunities after the jump.  Chuck Levesque’s race (he’s one of the 2 or 3 most progressive senators) is where you can probably make the biggest difference.

We would like to present the Progressive Leadership Fund’s endorsements for general assembly races in the general election on November 2nd.  PLF is a political action committee made up of a coalition of progressive organizations in Rhode Island.

We make endorsements by consensus vote among our member organizations; an endorsement by PLF does not indicate endorsement by individual member organizations.  We are including opportunities to help our endorsed candidates in the week left before the election —  any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!

Here are the endorsements:

Richard Corso (District 1 – Providence)
Sen. Juan Pichardo (District 2 – Providence)
Sen. Rhoda Perry (District 3 – Providence)
Sen. Chuck Levesque (District 11 – Portsmouth, Bristol)
Sen. Josh Miller (District 28 – Cranston, Warwick)

Chris Blazejewski (District 2 – Providence, East Providence)
Rep. Edith Ajello (District 3 – Providence)
Maria Cimini (District 7 – Providence)
Rep. Grace Diaz (District 11 – Providence)
Rep. Art Handy (District 18 – Cranston)
David Bennett (District 20 – Warwick)
Rep. Frank Ferri (District 22 – Warwick)
Rep. Scott Guthrie (District 28 – Coventry)
Teresa Tanzi (District 34 – South Kingstown, Narragansett)
Rep. Donna Walsh (District 36 – Westerly, South Kingstown, New Shoreham, Charlestown)
Jeremiah “Jay” O’Grady (District 46 – Lincoln, Pawtucket)
Rep. Amy Rice (District 72 – Portsmouth, Newport, Middletown)

Thank you,
The Progressive Leadership Fund Staff
Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Phonebank for David Bennett for State Rep
5:30 to 8:30pm
99 Bald Hill Road, 2nd floor
RSVP to Rose Higgins (401.248.4040, and to Emily Mellor (501.425.4223,

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Phonebank for State Sen. Chuck Levesque
5:30 to 8:30pm
99 Bald Hill Road, 2nd floor
RSVP to Matt Gunnip (401.486.7719, and to Craig O’Connor (

Fundraiser for State Sen. Juan Pichardo
7 to 10pm
El Principe Restaurant
1095 Eddy St.

Thursday, Oct. 28
Phonebank for State Sen. Josh Miller and Rep. Art Handy
5 to 8:30pm
99 Bald Hill Road, 2nd floor
RSVP to Robin Dionne (401.338.1128, and to Emily Mellor (501.425.4223,

Saturday, October 30
Canvass for David Bennett for State Rep
The Bennett Campaign is holding a Volunteer Walk Day. They need as many volunteers as possible for this big one-day push.  Team members are encouraged to make a day of it, and volunteers are asked to volunteer in at least 2 hour blocks:
HQ for the event will be David’s house–27 Shippee Avenue in Warwick.
If you can help, contact Rose Higgins (401.284.4040, or Nick Usenia (

Saturday, October 30
Lit drop for Teresa Tanzi and Smoked Rib Fest!
8 am to 8pm
57 Hillcrest, Wakefield
The campaign will be doing its final literature drop to the entire district — just dropping, no knocking or talking. Sign up for a shift at and stay for the smoked rib fest starting around 6pm!

Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31
Phonebanks for State Sen. Chuck Levesque
Noon to 5pm
Location TBD (likely either RIDP or 99 Bald Hill)
The campaign can also set you up to make calls from home.
Contact Matt Gunnip (401.486.7719, or Craig O’Connor (

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Providence Daily Dose