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Prov. City Council Candidate LaFortune: “We Need to Figure Out How to Address the Divide in Ward 3”

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Nirva Rebecca LaFortune

Ward 3 Providence City Council Candidate Nirva Rebecca LaFortune spoke to what she sees as the biggest issues facing the community, when she appeared on GoLocal LIVE to talk about her running for the open seat. 

"I come from an immigrant family -- I moved to Providence when I was three," said LaFortune. "Running for office was something that never came to mind -- but with what's happened at the federal level, I realized we need more voices, more strong voices."

"There's a significant divide in our community - how do we cross those invisible lines? We have one of the oldest free black communities, a significant jewish population, and immigrants from different parts of the world," said LaFortune. "We need to figure out how to address issues around the divide in Ward 3. The question is, how do we come up the solutions."


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