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Thursday quick takes

 

A few odds and ends . . .

-- Ed Fitzpatrick and yours truly write about the push in RI for the National Popular Vote.

During the Monday evening fundraiser, New Yorker writer Hendrik Hertzberg, a one-time speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, described the Electoral College approach as highly flawed, since it divides the 50 states into "battlegrounds" and "spectators" during presidential elections. As it stands, a large part of the country doesn't really count in presidential elections, attracting few or no visits from the candidates, he says.

-- A time tonight for Ed Pacheco:

Just a friendly reminder that there is an opportunity tonight at 5:30pm to join Representative Ed Pacheco and celebrate the holiday season at the Cuban Revolution on Valley Street.  In addition to your contribution, Representative Pacheco asks that you bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.  You can RSVP to the event by e-mail to info@edwinpacheco.com.

-- The RI chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America gathers this evening at Local 121:

Are you a recent graduate, or you just moved to Rhode Island? Are you looking to get to know more people locally? Join us for an informal social gathering TONIGHT at Local 121 in downtown Providence. We are holding this event to bring together an eclectic mix to grow and strengthen relationships with the younger community in and around Rhode Island. Taking place from 5-8 tonight, Local is at 121 Washington Street, near to Trinity Rep Theater and AS220.

Friends and colleagues are more than welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 18th, 5:30 - 8PM
Local 121
121 Washington Street
Downtown Providence

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