"Elections are central to democracy and voting must be fair, fast and accurate. I admire Secretary Clinton for making elections a cornerstone of her campaign. It is clear that our elections must adapt to the needs of today’s voters and take advantage of modern technology. As working mothers, Secretary Clinton and I understand that no one should have to choose between voting and family or job responsibilities. I applaud Secretary Hillary Clinton’s proposals for universal and automatic voter registration, as well as early voting. Secretary Clinton has the leadership and vision that is needed to move our country forward and I am excited to endorse her for President of the United States."
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea was sworn in on January 6, 2015, and is dedicated to increasing Rhode Islanders' civic engagement and making our great state a better place to live and work for Rhode Islanders from all walks of life. She is the first Latino elected to a statewide office in New England and the only Latina Democrat to currently hold a statewide office in the country. Gorbea is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University. She is a resident of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.