Arlene Violet http://ripr.org en YWCA RI to hold annual Women Holding Office Celebration http://ripr.org/post/ywca-ri-hold-annual-women-holding-office-celebration <p>The YWCA Rhode Island will hold the group’s 6<sup>th</sup> annual Women Holding Office Celebration on Monday April 28 at 6 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln.</p><p>The keynote speech will be delivered by Rose Hidalgo, director of public policy for Casa de Esperanza in Washington, D.C.&nbsp; The annual event celebrates the achievements of women in Rhode Island politics. This year, the premiere of a documentary about the first women elected mayors in the Ocean State will be presented.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:34 +0000 Scott MacKay 32513 at http://ripr.org Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer http://ripr.org/post/mighty-muffy-rip-susan-farmer <p>Susan Farmer, who in 1982 became the first women elected to statewide office in Rhode Island when as a Republican she ousted a longtime Democratic incumbent to become secretary of state, has died after a protracted battle with cancer. She was 71.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:10:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 21764 at http://ripr.org Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer