NORTH SMITHFIELD — The North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee has released a statement of support for the seven bond questions slated to appear before voters on the Special Election ballot.
The bond referenda, which will allow voters to approve or deny up to $400 million in borrowing, will pay for critical projects related to affordable housing, early-childhood education, and job creation, the recently-formed NSDTC noted in a release.
“The NSDTC believes government works best when every citizen participates in the democratic process”, said Chase Fuller, secretary of the committee. “In that vein, we would like to raise awareness for the upcoming special election on March 2.”
The NSDTC has affirmed its solidarity with the state and national Democratic support of quality public education, clean water and green spaces, and early childhood care. To promote the importance of the upcoming election and the various ways residents can make their voices heard, the NSDTC has begun to set up a voter information hub on its Facebook page. Additional information can also be found at the Secretary of State’s website, www.vote.sos.ri.gov.
“We encourage everyone to evaluate which voting method best suits you and your family’s needs,” said NSDTC Chairman Paul Jones. “Early voting measures are in place throughout the state. If you would like a Vote From Home ballot, the request deadline is February 9, 2021 at 4 p.m.”
“We believe in continued investments in infrastructure, so Rhode Islanders can travel safely around the state” said Fuller. “We believe Rhode Islanders shouldn’t be prohibited from living in North Smithfield simply because housing costs are at record highs while wages remain stagnated”.
Fuller announced that the next meeting of the NSDTC will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will be the guest speaker. If you are a registered Democrat in North Smithfield and would like to attend, contact the NSDTC at NorthSmithfieldDTC@gmail.com.