A little more than a year ago, I chronicled the youth trend in Rhode Island politics. Not for Nothing, but the Young Dems and the Young Repubs are keeping busy.
Tonight, from 5-7, on the second floor of Mediterraneo, 134 Atwells Avenue, Providence, the RI Young Democrats will recognize their top 10 Young Dems of 2006. The honorees include occasional Phoenix contributor Peter Asen and others who have been written about in the Phoenix, including Xay Khamsyvoravong. E-mail riyoungdems@gmail for further details.
Not to be outdone, the RI Young Republicans will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day fundraiser, benefitting the RI Community Food Bank, next Wednesday, March 14, from 5:30-8:30, at the Wild Colonial, 250 South Water St., Providence. The candidates running in the March 28 YR election -- YR Co-Chair (Andy Berg and Kevin McGovern), Vice Chair (Sean Gately), Secretary (Sarah McGovern) and Treasurer (Dave Shein) -- are expected to be there ($5 cover charge). For info, contact Mia Caetano Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin McGovern: email@example.com, or Andy Berg: firstname.lastname@example.org.