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Friday, October 25, 2013


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Mayoral candidate Harrop Courts Latino Vote

Providence Republican mayoral candidate Daniel Harrop—who recently called out the Rhode Island Republican Party over its failure to reach out to Hispanics—today announced that he will hold a fundraiser at Mi Guatemala, which is located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Providence.

Earlier this month, GoLocal reported Harrop's displeasure with the RIGOP over lack of Hispanic outreach, as well as its stance on immigration.

“The RIGOP is going to make no significant headway in the General Assembly without picking up some seats in the urban core in Rhode Island,” Harrop told GoLocal.

Harrop also told GoLocal that the RIGOP's poor handling of the topic of immigration has hurt the party's standing amongst Hispanics. “We are losing generations of new voters in failing to support immigration reform, as Ronald Reagan did,” Harrop told GoLocal.

Fundraiser Details

Harrop's fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mi Guatemala, 1049 Atwells Ave., Providence. Any donations will be accepted, but organizers are asking for $20 per person.

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Further Hispanic Outreach

Aside from announcing his fundraiser via Facebook earlier today, Harrop is also currently promoting the Roosevelt Society's "Engaging Latinos in Your Community & Political Organizations," which is being held next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wyndham Gardens hotel in Providence.

The event features Paulo Sibaja of the Leadership Institute in Washington DC, which trains conservatives in campaigns, fundraising grassroots organizing, youth politics, and communications.

The gathering will center around how to effectively and respectfully engage the Hispanic population in community and/or political efforts. The event will feature seminars on public speaking, public policy, economics, education, and faith.

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