From the Providence Journal:
The Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund is hosting the next debate among the candidates for governor.
“The purpose of this debate is to give candidates an opportunity to address a wide range of issues that affect the minority community’s sustainability and livability in our state,” including education, economic progress, affordable housing, minority inclusion, civil rights and immigration, Doris M. De Los Santos, president of the Latino advocacy organization wrote the candidates.
Only one candidate so far has indicated he will not take part in the Wednesday night forum: state Treasurer Frank Caprio.
Independent Lincoln D. Chafee, Moderate Party candidate Ken Block, Democratic Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and Republicans Victor Moffitt and John Robitaille have confirmed to Political Scene their plans to attend.
The debate is cosponsored by The Unity Coalition, Young Voices. The media sponsors are Latino Public Radio, Poder 1110, Latina 100.3, Providence en Espanol and RIFuture.org. The public is asked to RSVP by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The debate will not include one other independent candidate who is listed on Politics1.com as being in the race, Todd Giroux.
H/T to Ken Block‘s Moderate Party campaign, who sent us this media advisory:
Providence, RI- Ken Block, Moderate Party Candidate for Governor, will participate in a public forum and debate hosted by the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund (RILCF).
The debate will feature questions focusing on the issues facing Rhode Island’s minority community.
The RILCF was established in 2002 with the purpose of promoting the civic education, registration and participation of Latinos in the state of Rhode Island.
The 2010 RILCF gubernatorial debate is presented in collaboration with The Unity Coalition and Young Voices and with media partners Latino Public Radio, Poder 1110, Providence en Espanol newspaper, Latina 100.3 FM, and RIFuture.org.
Wednesday June 23, 2010:
Who: Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Block
What: Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund Public Forum and Debate
Time: 5:30pm meet-and-greet reception, 6:00pm debate
Location: CCRI Liston Campus Auditorium, 1 Hilton Street, Providence