“Drunk drivers, especially repeat offenders and especially those whose irresponsible actions cause harm to others, should not be on the road, period,” said Senator Raptakis. “I don’t care how remorseful they seem when they appear before a judge. The punishment for this type of reckless disregard for the welfare of others needs to be much tougher. Until it is, drunks are going to keep getting behind the wheel and causing mayhem on our roads will continue.” To read the complete article click/tap here. The original press release was by Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
Providence Journal: "The Biden administration's response to Russia's unprovoked Invasion of Ukraine has been dominated by a series of escalating sanctions which have damaged the Russian economy but not reduced Vladimir Putin's appetite for raining death and destruction upon a country whose very existence he has questioned... What can the Biden administration and its European allies do In the face of this act of grand theft in plain sight? It can Immediately begin to transition from a focus on sanctions to one that centers on reparations." Read the full guest column by State Senator Lou Raptakis - view it here.
Democrat: RI State Senators Leonidas Raptakis (District 33) and Bridget Valverde (District 35) both supported the resolution condemning the storming of the USA Capitol. "They both argued that Trump played an active role in inciting violence by denying the election results and encouraging supporters to work to overturn them." Read the full article published in EGNews by Laura Weick. More insight, on the storming of the Capitol, from Wikipedia.
"STATE HOUSE – State Senator Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) has expressed support for the police departments in Coventry, East Greenwich and West Greenwich today, highlighting the vital work they do to serve and protect their communities." Caruolo, RI State House Publicist
"As someone who owned a small business in Coventry for decades, I know how important it is to have a reliable and responsive police department to keep us safe and respond in time of crisis. I’ve always had a good relationship with these departments and I am grateful to the leadership and individual officers who help make our communities special.” Said State Sen. Lou Raptakis. Read more of the General Assembly's press release... Click/tap here.
Raptakis says he’s noticed several of his campaign signs have gone missing, which led him to do some digging. Two separate incidents, caught on camera, show Copley removing Raptakis' campaign signs at two different gas stations: A Sunoco Gas Station off of Exit 6 and a Mobile Gas Station off of exit 7 on I-95 South in West Greenwich..." Read original story and view actual stolen sign video at: NBC 10 RI
“Individuals who commit first- and second-degree murder should be expected to serve at least a majority of their sentences and really, I think, they should be serving their full sentences for such a heinous crime,” said Senator Raptakis. “At the very least, they should serve no less than half of their term, which has been the case in some instances.”
State Senator Raptakis in Rhode Island's district #33 (Coventry, East & West Greenwich). Please like the Senator on Facebook.