- Julie Casimiro
Rep. Casimiro's Update
On Sep 21, I hosted members of the RI General Assembly to visit the RI National Guard in Quonset. We had about 16 reps/senators spend 3 hours learning more about the guard. It was a great morning as the RING really rolled out the red carpet for us.
I also held a press conference at the State House and presented a resolution naming September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Rhode Island. I presented the resolution to Samantha Ronci, a senior at NKHS, who started a non-profit, Sami's Sendoffs, which supports children suffering from childhood cancer. A video/interview can be found on Capitol TV later this week.
Senator DiMario has agreed to join me later this fall in collecting personal care products for a local non-profit with board members in NK. The dates are being finalized now, and we will be using Ocean State Community Wellness as a drop off point. [Watch this website's EVENTS CALENDAR for details.]
I was appointed co-chair of the Joint Working Group for the Sherlock Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. As you may recall, I reached out to a local NKHS student who is blind and we worked with Leadership to secure funding for the Sherlock Center for two years. Now we are working on a permanent solution for funding of the center. Our first meeting was last week. As a result, I joined a committee to support National White Cane Day on October 15. We are holding an event in Garden City that will highlight the abilities of the blind and visually impaired. Both Speaker Shekarchi and I will be in attendance and making a really awesome announcement that will directly impact a blind/visually impaired student in NK.