Candace Owens is Coming To Rhode Island


For Immediate Release

 

Major National Figure To Speak In the Ocean State: Candace Owens Will Tell Minorities To #WalkAway From The Democrat Party

 

May 21st, 2019 – Due to popular demand, the Rhode Island Young Republicans are proud to announce we will be hosting Candace Owens on September 21, 2019.  

 

Further information will be made available as event details are finalized.

 

“This is a big opportunity for the young people of Rhode Island to hear about the Republican message. For too long, there has only been one voice in the debate,” said Rhode Island Young Republican Chairman Matt Martinez. “Candace is bringing a fresh take and attracting new people to our party. As a Hispanic man, I don’t exactly fit the mold of a traditional Republican, but I’m a proud conservative.”

 

Owens is the founder of the BLEXIT foundation, an organization dedicated to driving conservative principles into urban communities.

 

Owens exploded onto the scene in the summer of 2017, gaining notoriety through her political vlog series on Youtube. She has since spoken at over 50 American Universities, challenging the leftist status quo and insisting that students think for themselves.

 

“Owens has been on both sides of the political spectrum, and as such, she can help millennials lost in today’s rhetoric make the right choice… the Republican choice,” continued Martinez.

 

The Rhode Island Young Republicans admire Owens because she is a modern day political champion. She breaks the molds that past party leaders have told people they need to fit in. This reinforces her message that other minorities need to break away from group think, and walk away from the progressive agenda that keeps them dependent on big government.

 

With over 250 Fox News appearances over the last year alone, Owens has substantiated herself as a leader among the growing youth conservative movement.  

 

Prior to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Owens worked at a private equity firm in Manhattan, serving as the Vice President to their administration. She attended the University of Rhode Island and took executive training courses at the NYU Stern School of Business.

 

Candace views it as her life’s mission to help minority groups escape the Left’s victim narrative.

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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.