Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum on May 4

[ 0 ] April 8, 2010 |

Five of Rhode Island’s six gubernatorial candidates have accepted an invitation to participate in a forum on May 4th about reinvesting in women and families.

Moderate Party candidate Kenneth J. Block, Democrat Frank T. Caprio, the state’s general treasurer, Independent candidate and former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, Democrat and state Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, and Republican John Robitaille have committed to participating in the forum sponsored by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and the Poverty Institute. (Republican candidate Victor Moffitt was invited but has not yet responded, the sponsors said.)

The event, “Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum,” was announced Tuesday at a news conference to highlight a new report that shows how spending cuts have eroded programs designed to improve the economic wellbeing of women and their families.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be held at the Lincoln School auditorium, on the East Side of Providence. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the forum begins at 6 p.m.

– To submit a question for the panel to, e-mail forumquestions@wfri.org by April 30th.

– To register to attend the forum, RSVP to forumrsvp@wfri.org.

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