Candidate Undebate a Big Success

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Thanks to all who attended the Candidate Forum Un-debate last night! Steve Ahlquist caught it all on video, and took the time to sort every comment and label them for easy viewing (www.upriseri.com/news/elections/elections-2018/2018-07-26-undebate/).

Thank you, Steve! Big thanks to Mike Ritz, Executive Director of LeadershipRI, for serving as facilitator, to the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Observatory Neighborhood Association, and Providence Cultural Equity Initiative for the collaborative effort, and to Joan of MLK Elementary for her work preparing and closing after the event.

The followup to this event will be a debate night, moderated by WPRI’s Dan McGowan, on August 9th at 6pm at MLK Elementary and will again include free childcare and light refreshments! Our goal is to ensure we enable all members of the community to attend if they’d like, so SNA is proud to sponsor childcare providers from the Mount Hope Learning Center who did a great job caring for kids during the first event and will return for the debate night! This event will feature the primary candidates for Providence mayor (incumbent Mayor Jorge Elorza, Kobi Dennis, and Robert DeRobbio) and our own R.I. House District 4 (Mark Tracy and Rebecca Kislak), so don’t miss it!

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