Rhode Island Republican Assembly Biennial Endorsement Convention
This Saturday, June 12th, our state’s largest Conservative organization — the Rhode Island Republican Assembly — will hold its Biennial Endorsement Convention. The Convention will also serve as a family-friendly fundraiser to benefit state Republican candidates, many of whom will be present. All Republicans and Conservatives in Rhode Island are invited to attend. The Convention will be held from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 801 Greenwich Avenue, in Warwick. Registration will be from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m., with the Convention to be called to order promptly at 12:30 p.m.
The theme for the Biennial Convention will be “2010: The Conservative Comeback.”
Working toward making that a reality, a number of federal and state Republican candidates have been invited to address the RIRA delegates and our special guests. Confirmed speakers include:
John Loughlin, First District Candidate for Congress
Mark Zaccaria, Second District Candidate for Congress
William Clegg, Second District Candidate for Congress
John Robitaille, Candidate for Governor
Victor Moffitt, Candidate for Governor
Erik Wallin, Candidate for Attorney General
Kernan “Kerry” King, Candidate for General Treasurer
The Convention will start with a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Republican Assembly State Political Action Committee (RIRA-PAC). RIRA-PAC is the only political action committee in Rhode Island specifically devoted to aiding Conservative Republican candidates for office. The event will feature speeches by the above Republican candidates; a fantastic selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served; and there will be a cash bar available. For your enjoyment, Live Musical Entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon by the easy-listening band Wing-It
Candidate speeches, as well as brief question and answer periods for each, will probably last until 2:30 p.m. RIRA Delegates will then vote by secret ballot on candidate endorsements. RIRA endorsements require two-thirds super majorities and may be made in federal, statewide, and RI House and Senate races. In addition, delegates will consider Resolutions on several issues of current importance.
The suggested minimum contribution for the Conservative candidates’ fundraiser is only $25.00 per person. However, you are certainly encouraged to donate much more, if it’s within your means! All funds raised in excess of our costs will be used to directly support RIRA-endorsed state candidates.
Your RSVP by Facebook or by email would be appreciated for planning purposes, but it is not required to attend… just bring your personal check for $25.00 or more with you on Saturday! Tickets may be paid for in advance or at the door. Personal or PAC checks may be made payable to “RIRA-PAC.”
You may securely pay for your tickets online with by credit card or electronic check through our Website at http://ri-ra.org/convention. If you would like to make a contribution to the PAC by mail, the address is:
Rhode Island Republican Assembly PAC, 19 Bakers Creek Road, Warwick, RI 02886
All event tickets will be held at the door. For any inquiries, you may contact RIRA President Raymond T. McKay at 487-2514 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media is welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Raymond T. McKay
About RIRA: Founded in 2001, the Rhode Island Republican Assembly is a private membership organization of conservative Republican activists who work at the grassroots level to promote conservative values and ideals within the framework of the Republican Party of Rhode Island. Although an independent organization, many RIRA members are also officers or members of the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee and/or the various city and town Republican committees throughout the state.