Election Update

Now it's official! With 100% of the precincts reporting, we won! I can't wait to get to work serving Barrington and Warren. Thank you again to all our supporters and volunteers.

I know today is hard for many people and a lot of people are wondering what the future holds. I share many of your concerns.

My plan is to get to work. America and Rhode Island still need people who are willing to dig in to achieve the goal of a just and tolerant country that works for everyone.

It won’t happen by itself.

Job Training is Key to Economic Recovery

Below is my statement for the the Warren and Barrington papers this week:

Second to public safety, the most important job of state government is to help create the conditions for economic prosperity. If Rhode Island is to thrive, we need to ensure that our citizens have the skills to succeed in the jobs that will grow our economy.

For much of its history, Rhode Island’s economy centered around manufacturing; from textiles to jewelry to boats. For years, a high school diploma would qualify a person for a family-sustaining wage. But times have changed.

According to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2018 61% of the jobs in our state will require some form of postsecondary credential.

To get a job in today’s advanced manufacturing, high-tech, medical services, and other fast-growing employment sectors you typically need a postsecondary credential. Workers in manufacturing, for example, are more likely to be working on a computer than a lathe.

Unfortunately, less than 45 percent of Rhode Islanders have training or education beyond high school.

If elected, I will work to make sure our education and workforce systems are working closely with key industry sectors to ensure that our citizens have the skills and credentials they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy.

Fundraiser for Jason !

Please consider coming to a fundraiser for Jason Knight. The event will be from 6pm to 8pm at the Bywater Restaurant located at 54 State St. in Warren on Wednesday October 26. 

We will have refreshments and you will get the opportunity to meet Jason and learn about his campaign for State Representative. 

http://bywaterrestaurant.com

Fundraiser for Jason!

Please consider coming to a fundraiser for Jason Knight. The event will be from 6pm to 8pm at the Bywater Restaurant located at 54 State St. in Warren on Wednesday October 26. 

We will have refreshments and you will get the opportunity to meet Jason and learn about his campaign for State Representative. 

http://bywaterrestaurant.com

VICTORY!

Friends and friends of friends,

Tonight a team of dedicated Democrats came together to stand up for real Democratic values and clean government. We won the Democratic primary election in District 67 handily with a double digit margin of victory. As we look forward to November, I am committed to reaching out to all the Democrats in our two towns and work on real solutions to help Barrington and Warren thrive.

Tonight is a big win for progress. Enjoy it. Savor it. Here we go.

League of Women Voters Debate - September 7

PRESS RELEASE                                                 
 

A Debate of Democratic Candidates for House District #67 of the Rhode Island General Assembly is on Wednesday, September 7th, 7 PM at the Warren Town Hall, 514 Main Street.  Meet & Greet is at 6:30 PM.  HD #67 covers parts of  Barrington and Warren.  Both Democratic candidates will be there, Jason Knight and Jan Malik. 

Hear the candidates debate each other and hear them answer questions from the audience.  Write your questions on small index cards beforehand or during the Meet & Greet and hand them in. The Moderator will choose the questions to ask. 

This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, East Bay Newspapers, Full Channel and East Bay Chamber of Commerce. The Moderator is Scott Pickering, General Manager, East Bay Newspapers.  All forums will broadcast live and at later dates on Full Channel 9, and also on the LWVRI website www.lwvri.org. 

For further information, please contact Joanne DeVoe, joanned@qis.net, phone 401-247-3004,  League of Women Voters of Rhode Island

Come Canvass!

It's August and we are in the home stretch. Everyday I talk to voters in our district who are ready for a new way of doing business at the State House and we are well on our way to delivering on that promise.

You can help get the word out!

Between now and September 13th I will meet with volunteers every Saturday at 10 a.m. at my house, located at 1 Newbrook Drive in Barrington. After a little bit of training, we will go out and canvas the district. We'll canvass between 10am and 2pm. You are welcome to volunteer for the entire time or just a couple of hours. 

You don't need any special skills to canvass. Just come with your enthusiasm and we'll take it from there! Wear sunscreen and I'll have water and refreshments.