The following is from a press release, issued by Terri Cortvriend.
Portsmouth resident Terri Cortvriend has filed papers to run as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, and will be collecting signatures this weekend to get on the April 24 primary ballot.
"It all started with my curiosity about how people get to go to the convention," said Cortvriend. "I went to a training session run by the Rhode Island Democratic Party and thought I'd give it a try. It would be so exciting to participate!"
Cortvriend will be collecting signatures all weekend — the deadline is next Tuesday, Feb. 28 — and is seeking volunteers to help.
Any registered voter — Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated — can sign as many nomination papers as they wish, according to the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, and signing the papers doesn't affect the voter's party or registration status.
Cortvriend plans to be available at the following locations:
(Girls JV/V Basketball games) 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
: 8 to 11 a.m.
Newport Empire Tea and Coffee: 3 to 5 p.m.
1 to 3 p.m.
parking lot: 5 to 7 p.m.