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Big Win For Progressive Sanchez Brothers

The folks at Casa Mexico sure know how to pick a winner, or two. Both Enrique and Miguel won their respective primaries with only “token opposition” expected in the general. The extended Sanchez family currently owns this market at Atwells and Academy, as well as the popular local restaurants Viva Mexico, Dolores, and El Rancho …

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Vote For Next Mayor of Providence — Tuesday

Since we have no Republican candidate running for mayor, next Tuesday’s primary will essentially be the election. Last month’s debate was carried live on Channel 12; they have a link for watching the one-hour video. Gonzalo Cuervo, Nirva LaFortune and Brett Smiley, all of whom have several years of experience working in city government, are …

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Send Segal To Congress — Concert & Rally

(9.6) Join David Segal and other local progressives for a ‘Get Out the Vote’ rally this Tuesday at the Columbus Theatre, with appearances by Deer Tick, Ted Leo, Manny Escobar, Orion, Aura. Speakers include: Providence City Councilor Rachel Miller . . . State Rep Brandon Potter . . . State Rep David Morales . . …

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Early Voting Location For Primary Elections

Providence residents can vote early at the Doorley Building* downtown, now through Monday, September 12, 4pm. More Primary Election Info at the board of Canvassers. Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Voters may enter on Greene Street. This ends Monday, September 12th at 4pm. Early voting closed for Labor Day, September 5. Primary election …

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Primary Election Info

Attention Providence residents: The deadline to register to vote in the September primaries is Sunday, August 14. The Providence Board of Canvassers has this handy chart: August 14 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primary August 23 – Mail Ballot Application Deadline for Primary August 24 – Early Voting Period for Primary. Where: Doorley Municipal Bldg., …

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Gubernatorial Forum On Climate At RIC

(8.2) Where do Rhode Island’s candidates for governor stand on the state’s most pressing environmental issues? Head over to Rhode Island College this Tuesday for the Gubernatorial Forum on Environment and hear from the candidates about their plans for addressing climate change, creating green jobs, protecting our resources, and other environmental issues facing the Ocean …

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RI Dem Women’s Caucus Fundy — Thursday

Head over to Riffraff Thursday, show your support for the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus, and meet some of this year’s candidates for public office. The RIDWC has really kept on top of things vis-à-vis the looming threat of the Supreme Court. In June of 2019 Rhode Island signed into law the Reproductive Privacy Act …

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Senate Dist 3 Primary Election

(10.5) Voters in Rhode Island State Senate District 3 have a primary election today, Tuesday, October 5. Your usual polling place may have changed; officials have done some consolidating for practical purposes. Go to the Providence Board of Canvassers and scroll down to ‘view polling locations.’ This opens a pdf with a simple chart: “If …

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East Side Senate Primary Update

The Democratic primary for the upcoming special election now has five candidates. District 3 leans liberal (Biden won 89% of the vote last year) so the October 5th primary is essentially the election. (One Republican candidate has declared for the general.) Patrick Anderson has a comprehensive breakdown of the candidates, their backgrounds, and their platforms …

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Special Vote For East Side Senate Seat

A special election will be needed to fill the state Senate seat recently vacated by Democrat Gayle Goldin. From the ProJo: The potential primary date has been set for October 5, and the general election within Senate District 3 for November 2, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea’s office confirmed on Thursday morning. Potential candidates must …

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RI Delegation Holds At Four — Hooray

Well done Rhode Island — our congressional delegation remains a hard four! US News reports in “Census Surprise: Rhode Island Keeps Both US House Seats:” The state’s population increased by 4.3%, from about 1.05 million residents in the 2010 census to nearly 1.1 million in 2020, the agency reported. Demographers and political experts have been …

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Join The ‘Let RI Vote’ Campaign

A new grassroots campaign, ‘Let RI Vote,’ has been formed to support legislation before the general assembly that would help modernize our elections and protect voting rights. Common Cause Rhode Island is one of 27 groups supporting the ‘Let RI Vote’ campaign. When Rhode Islanders were given choices about how to cast their ballot in …

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Special Referenda Election — Four Polls

(3.2) Tuesday is Election Day for voting at the polls on seven bond issues. Four polling locations will be open for this Special Election: Temple Beth El — 70 Orchard Avenue John Rollins Rec Center — 325 Ocean Street Casino — Roger Williams Park Prov Water Supply Board —552 Academy Avenue Questions call: 680-5525 or …

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State Referenda — Early In-Person Voting Has Started

Voter Information Handbooks have started showing up in mailboxes providing guidance for the state’s Special Election on March 2nd. There are a few ways to vote. Go here for how to Vote Early In-Person. This opportunity runs through March 1st. You will need a valid photo ID. There are links to your local Boards of …

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