A Message from RI GOP Chairwoman Sue Cienki

We are experiencing an extraordinary time. The COVID-19 pandemic has captured headlines and infected and killed people throughout the world. It has forced schools and colleges to operate online, cancelled events, disrupted travel plans and relocated workers to home. This pandemic knows no party lines, demographics or generations, we are all in this together.

We may have our disagreements, and our personal ideologies sway our thoughts on how best to navigate this crisis. It’s important though, that we all calmly exhibit reason and logic in our discourse. We must remember in this time more than ever, that we are all working toward the same goal, a return to normalcy.

Let us take this time to recognize and be thankful to those that are working on the front lines of this crisis. Our healthcare workers deserve all the thoughts and prayers we can send their way. So do the unsung heroes at our essential businesses, the cashiers at our supermarkets, the delivery drivers of our restaurants and everyone putting themselves at risk to provide us with the necessities of life.

Albert Einstein once said “In the midst of every crisis, lies a great opportunity.” In this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, our families find themselves closer, literally and figuratively, than they have been in a long time. The suddenness of this pandemic reminds us that nothing in our lives lasts forever. Cherish this time you have with your family.

Finally, remember that your family extends beyond the four walls of your home. If you are able, check in on an elderly neighbor and see if they need assistance. Support our local small businesses by buying gift cards or ordering take out. Many local non-profits can use volunteers and donations, consider helping them in any way you can. But most importantly, keep yourself and your families safe. We will all get through this. I wish you and your families the best and look forward to brighter days ahead. If I can be of any assistance to you please contact me at [email protected]


Sue Cienki
RI GOP Chairwoman

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