Focusing on “State Wide Elections” the RICAGV met with reporters on October 11, at the Non Violence Institute in Providence, Rhode Island, to announce, and hear from, their endorsees … including Governor Dan McKee, Lt Governor Sabina Matos, Former Central Falls Mayor, and General Treasurer Endorsee James Diossa, Secretary of State Endorsee Representative Greg Amore, & Mayor Elect Brett Smiley. The Coalition recorded the entire event, available for replay above.

From The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV), Earlier This Year:

Today, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) announced their 2022 endorsements of candidates running for public office, including 64 candidates for the General Assembly; 42 running for State Representative and 22 running for State Senate. Other endorsements include congressional candidates, general officer candidates, and a Providence Mayoral candidate.

RICAGV Board Chair Sydney Montstream-Quas said, “After an exhausting yet rewarding legislative session, we saw the General Assembly pass three critical life-saving gun safety bills into law, including limiting magazine capacity to ten rounds of ammunition, raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase a long gun, and prohibiting the open carry of long guns. Now as we turn our attention to the elections, we are ready to support our champions and also increase the number of legislators and elected leaders who will support gun violence prevention efforts. We know that a majority* of Rhode Islanders support regulating military-style assault weapons. We look forward to passing a regulation on assault weapons which will help make Rhode Islander’s even safer from gun violence.

“There are several retirements and open seats where candidates who have prioritized gun safety policies are running. Every endorsed candidate is committed to supporting and championing gun violence prevention and gun safety legislation. We are proud to announce our support of these candidates,” said Montstream-Quas.




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