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.


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.