To the Editor:
Gina Raimondo is the leader Rhode Island needs. Unfortunately, some in the state are resorting to intimidation, profanity and lies to derail her visionary candidacy. At her Women Changing Rhode Island event last week, I was personally accosted by a group of protestors who banged on my car and called me “evil” for supporting “that evil witch.”
As Gina said herself at the event, they had every right to be there. But so did I, and they did not have the right to threaten and abuse me for exercising that right. The real issue, however, is that Paul Valletta led a protest based on statements he knew to be false, as reported by the Providence Journal back in 2011: http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/article/2011/nov/17/pension-debate-truth-short-supply.
These fact-twisting and harassment tactics are an embarrassment to our state and to all the hardworking people in it, including his union members.