Setting the record Straight on Greater Providence Chamber PAC Announcement

Letter to the Editor as submitted to the Providence Journal and Newport Daily News on 8-30-18 I am writing to set the record straight regarding last week’s announcement made by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s (GPCC) Political Action Committee and their support of candidates for public office. I called the GPCC’s executive director Laurie White to ask about their endorsement process and was told that their announcement did not constitute an endorsement as the GPCC does not endorse candidates, but rather a list of candidates they support. In most cases their support came with a $1K campaign contribution, this sounds much like an endorsement. In their announcement, they claim that

Terri Cortvriend Endorsed for State Rep D72 by Climate Action Rhode Island 350 RI

Dear Terri Cortvriend, I am happy to inform you that you have been endorsed by Climate Action Rhode Island, our state's local branch of the national 350 Organization, in your candidacy for State Representative! Your commitment to environmental activism and leadership earned you our group's support by a vote on August 7, 2018. You can consider this email an official record of our endorsement, but a more detailed endorsement letter will be sent to you shortly. Thank you for your dedication, and we look forward to your continued work as an environmental leader! Warm Regards, Alex Kithes CARI Political Chair #endorsements #environment #climatechange #renewableenergy

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TERRI CORTVRIEND, STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 72, MIDDLETOWN AND PORTSMOUTH

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