Young Republicans Endorse Allan Fung

The Rhode Island Young Republicans Executive Board is pleased to endorse Cranston Mayor, Allan Fung, as the candidate for the office of Governor of Rhode Island. Allan has a proven record of taking charge on hard issues that directly affect the City of Cranston and its residents. During his tenure as Mayor, Cranston’s bond rating has increased multiple times, home values have risen, and taxes have had no increase four out of the last seven years.

As Mayor, Allan has worked to resolve the unfunded pension liability that the City faced with an aggressive plan that is already ahead of schedule since its inception. Allan has also spurred a dramatic increase in economic development making Cranston a popular destination spot. Parks and infrastructure have also been a priority of Allan’s administration. As a result of Fung’s efforts, Cranston has been ranked the “Best City to live in Rhode Island” as well as being named a top 50 city to live in the entire Country according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Allan has conducted himself in a manner that crosses party lines with compromises to best benefit Cranston residents. Mayor Allan Fung’s ability to manage natural disaster response and fiscal carelessness of prior administration is exactly the resume Rhode Island needs. The Rhode Island Young Republicans believe that with his proven ability to lead the second largest city in Rhode Island from near bankruptcy to a desirable and prospering place to live makes him the clear choice for Governor.

It is with proud enthusiasm that the Rhode Island Young Republicans support Mayor Allan Fung as our party’s candidate for the office of Governor of Rhode Island.

Young Republicans CRFRI Chairman Endorsement

The Rhode Island Young Republican board unanimously voted to endorse Ed Tarnowski as the candidate for the office of Chairman of the College Republican Federation of Rhode Island. Ed has proven to be a continuous supporter of Conservatism within the Rhode Island Republican Party. As the President and Founder of the recently revived URI College Republicans, Mr. Tarnowski has displayed an ability to lead and build an organization from the ground up.

Ed Tarnowski is a lifelong Rhode Island resident, graduating from Scituate High School. He is a currently a student at the University of Rhode Island, studying Political Science and Business. Ed has repeatedly shown his love for our great state through and through. In addition to his dedication to Rhode Island, Republicanism, and founding the revival of URI College Republicans, Ed has also served as the Chairman of the Washington County Young Republicans.

We most admire Mr. Tarnowski for his selfless volunteer work. He has stepped up as the Youth Outreach Director for a local Gubernatorial Campaign. His determination, and ability to handle the schedule he holds should be an inspiration for all. Ed has dedicated countless hours to many thankless, but highly necessary, positions with our party. Ed’s ability to keep a positive outlook is what allows others to believe that dedicating oneself to Republicanism is not a lost cause in Rhode Island.

It is with proud enthusiasm that the Rhode Island Young Republicans support Ed Tarnowski as our party’s candidate for the office of Chairman of the College Republican Federation of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Young Republicans Stand in Support of the Second Amendment

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, Rhode Islanders flocked to the State House to show their support for the Second Amendment. The Rhode Island Young Republicans had over a dozen members in attendance throughout the building signing in favor and opposition to legislation as well as testifying in the Senate and House. Among this group was Providence County Chair Aaron Wilcox, and Communication James Piccolino.

 

Aaron Wilcox asks, “Shall not be infringed. Do these four words sound familiar? If they do then you are familiar with the second amendment to the United States Constitution.” The right to bear arms is a natural right protect to us as free law abiding citizens and is not up for debate. We do not believe it is outdated or irrelevant in today’s society as tyranny and oppression are still as prevalent today as it has been throughout our history. Wilcox follows with stating how disgusted he is over, “people standing on the graves of victims to further push a false narrative that gun control works.” While Aaron was at the State House, he was able to listen to testimony both in favor and opposition to banning “assault weapons.” Aarons take away from listening to both sides of this debate was, “Those unfamiliar with the term ‘assault weapons’ don’t understand that is it a pejorative description to make people feel afraid when in reality, any type of weapon can be used to assault someone.”

 

James Piccolino who is also very engaged on this issue believes many in attendance felt, “this is the last stand in the face of relentless opposition and gun control advocacy.” James was able to get into the State House just before the lines started to grow. James told us that, “after a short time the line to enter the State House was already far outside the doors, down the street, and yellow t-shirts were quickly sold out.” Piccolino spoke with the Pro-Second Amendment organizers that informed him this rally was by far the largest turnout they have ever seen. James tells of the excitement and surprised looks being visible on many of their faces over the turnout. While James was checking social media, he noticed some anti-constitutionalist posting that they were “vastly out numbered” and they were “seated in the hearing room, shaking.”

 

As the session moves along, the Rhode Island Young Republicans will be looking at opposing any bills that infringe upon our inalienable rights, and further pushes the Progressive agenda within our state. Our group is about having fun engaging in politics from the State House to the Campaign trails. Together, we will be successful in our efforts to make Rhode Island a more free state to live, work, and raise a family.