RIRA to Hold Biennial Endorsement Convention

Rhode Island’s largest conservative organization, the Rhode Island Republican Assembly (RIRA), will hold its next monthly meeting and biennial endorsement convention this Thursday, June 21st, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
Unlike its regular gatherings, this month’s RIRA meeting and biennial endorsement convention will not be held at the Rhode Island Shriners. Instead, it will be held at the Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge No. 2285, at 42 Nooseneck Hill Road, in West Greenwich, RI (Exit 6 off of Route 95). Additionally, the group will not be having a sit-down dinner prior to the endorsement convention. However, there will be a great selection of complimentary appetizers available during the convention, as well as a cash bar.
The convention is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Any like-minded Republican may attend. However, only RIRA members “in good standing” may vote (and annual dues must be paid current).
The meeting agenda will primarily deal with consideration of possible RIRA endorsements for the several federal races; for Republican National Committeeman and Republican National Committeewoman; and for Rhode Island General Assembly. A number of candidates have asked to personally address the organization and will be taking questions from the membership. Endorsements by RIRA require the assent of two-thirds of eligible members present and voting. Endorsement by RIRA is one of the requirements for candidates to be eligible for financial assistance from its political action committee (PAC).
The Rhode Island Republican Assembly is an affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a thoughtful organization of GOP conservatives working to grow and strengthen the Republican Party, in the tradition of President Ronald Reagan. They encourage the active grassroots participation of their members toward the endorsement, support, and election of principled Republicans.
For more information, contact RIRA President Raymond McKay at (401) 487-2514 or president@ri-ra.org or visit http://ri-ra.org.

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