The Rhode Island Latino PAC Reacts to Governor Raimondo's State of the State
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IN WAKE OF CASEY STUDY, RILPAC URGES GOVERNOR TO ADDRESS EDUCATION FOR LATINX STUDENTS
Providence, RI – On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Governor Gina Raimondo addressed Rhode Islanders in the State of the State Address. She focused her speech on the successes of her administration in the past four years regarding unemployment, college accessibility, and business growth.
Nevertheless, she did not address Latinos in Rhode Island. As RILPAC President, Joseph Molina Flynn points out, “in the wake of the Casey Study, Governor Raimondo’s failure to address the state of education for Latino students is telling. While she did mention education for every child, it is clear that Latino students need more attention since what is being done for every other child is not working.”
RILPAC is a multi-partisan political action committee which endorses candidates who support issues benefiting Latinos and other individuals from urban communities while raising awareness on issues and/or candidates that could adversely impact the Latino community. RILPAC also acts to ensure that elected officials, political leaders, and candidates have a broad understanding of the concerns and priorities among Rhode Island Latinos.
RILPAC Board of Directors 2018-2020:
Joseph Molina Flynn, Esq., President
Marcela Betancur, Vice-President
Wesley Rodas, Treasurer
Sol Taubin, Member at Large
Luanne Santelises, Esq., Member at Large
Diana Perdomo, Member at Large
Patricia Socarras, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors