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1/15/2021 Sen. Cano, Rep. Alzate and Rep. Felix announce MLK Day virtual event of appreciation for Pawtucket
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Sandra Cano, Rep. Karen Alzate and Rep. Leonela Felix are joining together virtually on MLK Day to spread love and appreciation around Pawtucket in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.

The legislators are starting a “challenge” on social media, using the hashtag #PawtucketLove, to thank individuals in Pawtucket for their service to the community and they hope that others will be nominated and acknowledged with the challenge going viral, similar to the “Ice Bucket Challenge” several years ago.

“While we face such troubling times, it is vital that we shine a light on the good in our community by acknowledging the multitude of individuals in Pawtucket who serve their neighbors and community during everyday life,” said Senator Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket).

“We simply want the community to demonstrate their appreciation for all the people in their lives that help and nurture others, especially during the difficult year we all have experienced,” said Representative Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket).

“When we are constantly bombarded with tragedy and uncertainty, it is important that we also focus on what is good, kind, and just in our lives.  Too many people in Pawtucket selflessly serve their community but are never acknowledged and we believe that now is the time to show these individuals how much we appreciate all that they do for Pawtucket and its residents,” said Representative Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket).

The legislators have put together a video online further explaining the challenge, which can be found here,, or on the legislators’ Facebook and other social media pages.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903