Brett Smiley Answers the NAACP’S Call to Action

Brett Smiley today released the following statement in response to the “Call to Action” issued Monday by the NAACP Providence Branch. The NAACP issued five recommendations including the creation of new workforce development programs, increased youth development and ex-offender training opportunities, and a community liaison for the Public Safety Commission.   Brett Smiley commented, “We need action …

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Brett Smiley Receives Endorsement of UFCW Local 328

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President David Fleming calls Smiley “exactly what Providence needs.”   Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 328 announced its endorsement of Brett Smiley for Mayor of Providence. UFCW Local 328 represents over 12,000 members in a wide range of industries including health care, meatpacking, poultry and food processing, manufacturing, distillery, winery, …

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Smiley Calls on Cianci to Take Two Good Government Pledges

Calls for Cianci to refuse city employee donations and keep city’s promises to retirees. Today, Brett Smiley called on Buddy Cianci to take two good government pledges that were not taken during his previous two stints as mayor. First, Brett called on Cianci not to accept campaign contributions from city employees. Smiley has refused every …

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Brett Smiley Responds to Buddy Cianci’s Candidacy

Today, Buddy Cianci announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Cianci previously served​ two stints as mayor and stepped down both times on felony convictions. In response to Cianci’s announcement, Brett Smiley commented, “Providence cannot afford to return to the corrupt politics of the past, and that is what Buddy Cianci’s candidacy represents. Despite his …

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Brett Smiley Unveils School Success Plan

Smiley Discusses His School Success Plan

Smiley’s plan involves supporting teachers, bolstering student achievement, improving technology, fixing facilities and more. Brett Smiley today released his comprehensive plan to improve the quality of public education in Providence, entitled “School Success: Achievement for All.” Smiley discussed the details of his plan at the Veazie Street Elementary School, whose principal Sue Chin was honored …

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Brett Smiley Proposes “Bad Weather Days” As Immediate Solution To The 3-Mile Walk For Providence Students

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Mayor Scott Avedisian, RIPTA Chair, says proposal will be considered and could have an immediate impact.   Brett Smiley today proposed an immediately actionable, short-term solution to the three mile walk-to-school for many Providence children: allowing the Providence Public School Department (PPSD) to declare “Bad Weather Days” in which they cover the costs of bus …

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