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Thu September 26, 2013
Teachers Plan Protest of Raimondo Fundraiser
Unionized teachers plan to protest a fundraiser being held to benefit State Treasurer Gina Raimondo this afternoon Thursday. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras also attracted protestors during a fundraiser earlier this week.
Raimondo is slated to start her day with a speaking appearance sponsored by Brown University’s Office of Women and Medicine in Science. The topic for the talk is: “Making an Impact: How to Think Strategically and Get Results.”
Later in the day, the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers is organizing a protest at a Raimondo fundraiser at Roger Williams Park Casino. Raimondo and Taveras are expected to square off next year in a Democratic primary for governor.
Taveras faced his own protestors during a Monday fundraiser at a Providence restaurant. The critics were upset by the mayor’s decision not to open the Davey Lopes Pool on the South Side this summer.
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