Friday, April 25, 2014

Charlestown Democrats endorse Seth Magaziner for General Treasurer

On April 21, the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee unanimously voted to endorse Seth Magaziner for Rhode Island General Treasurer.

“Rhode Island needs leaders who will bring fresh ideas to state government and help our economy to grow,” said Chairwoman Cathy Collette. “The committee unanimously voted to endorse Seth because of his commitment to creating jobs and building infrastructure that will allow Rhode Island to move forward.”

 “I am honored to have the backing of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee and I am excited to work with them to help get Rhode Island back on track,” said Magaziner. “As a professional investor, I will bring a steady hand to our state’s finances and focus on investments that will create jobs and encourage small business growth in Rhode Island.”

The Charlestown Dems join the Barrington Democratic Town Committee in endorsing Seth’s candidacy. Seth Magaziner is an investment professional from Bristol. He worked as a Vice President at Trillium Asset Management, which manages more than $1 billion in assets.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Charlestown Democratic Town Committee Endorses Clay Pell for Governor

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee announced its unanimous endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell. The committee, chaired by Cathy O’Reilly Collette, voted to support Clay at their monthly meeting at the Charlestown Police Station on April 21. 

“Clay is the right candidate, right now, for Rhode Island. He has leadership experience in the Coast Guard. He brings a fresh, clean perspective to government, as he did for President Obama at the National Security Council and the Department of Education.  We were impressed with both his optimism and his vision of a more prosperous Rhode Island,” said Chair Cathy Collette. 

“He will build on what makes our state unique in order to revitalize our economy, invest in our roads and bridges and other vital infrastructure needs, and see that all of our children have access to a world-class education.”

Charlestown is the second Democratic town committee to endorse Clay, along with Johnston, which announced its endorsement earlier this year.

“I deeply appreciate the support of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee and Chairwoman Collette,” said Pell. “I look forward to working with them – along with other South County communities and Democrats throughout the state – to build a winning campaign in the months ahead.” 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"People like to be asked"

Charlestown Democrats endorse Langevin re-election

The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee (CDTC) is pleased to announce that it unanimously voted to endorse Second District Representative Jim Langevin for re-election. “We are also proud to note,” said CDTC Chair Cathy O’Reilly Collette, “that we are the first municipal committee to endorse Rep. Langevin in 2014.”

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Charlestown Democrats the first to endorse Mollis for Lieutenant Governor

Mollis for Lt. Governor Announces Major Wave of Endorsements
From the Mollis for Lt. Governor Campaign

PROVIDENCE, RI – Candidate for Lt. Governor A. Ralph Mollis announces today that he has received the endorsements of four Democratic Town Committees. These committees are (in the order they were received): Charlestown, Smithfield, Barrington, and North Kingstown.

Notably, Mollis has received the endorsements of every committee that has endorsed thus far. Also, both the Charlestown and Smithfield Committees voted unanimously for Mollis.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In memoriam, Nuala Pell

RI Dem Party Logo

Nuala Pell 1924-2014 
Photo Credit: Connie Grosch Photography

This week, we mourn the loss of an extraordinary woman: Nuala Pell.  

From an early age, Nuala exhibited a desire to help others and lived that value every day of her life. Her compassion, kindness, and grace were always on display in her work on humanitarian efforts, dedication to educational access and excellence, and support of the arts. Her commitment to the Democratic Party and our values was undeniable, and she set the standard for future generations. There is no doubt Nuala will leave a lasting legacy on the lives of Rhode Islanders for generations. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Pell family at this difficult time.


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Plan Adversely Affects Seniors, Students and the Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to the Ryan Republican Budget, which passed the House by a vote of 219 to 205:

“At a time when Rhode Island is slowly pulling out of the recession, this budget pushes that progress back, protecting tax breaks and tax loopholes for corporations and millionaires at the expense of middle class families. The Republican budget slashes food assistance to Rhode Island families, makes college less affordable and eliminates the Medicare guarantee for our seniors. I am opposed to everything this budget stands for, including the gutting of investments in education, biomedical research and infrastructure.