I am so grateful to have earned the trust of the people of Providence once more. We couldn't have won this election without your help.We have accomplished so much since I took office in 2015 - we stabilized Providence's short term finances, started removing barriers to opportunity for our students and residents, and invested in infrastructure in all our neighborhoods. But we still have so much work to do in the next 4 years. Thank you so much for your support, Providence. I will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf and keep our city moving in the right direction.

49 Messages

  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 30, 2022 at 4:47 PM

Thank you, Providence!

  John, As I close out my time as Mayor, I want to thank you for the faith and trust you have placed in me. I will always cherish the extraordinary experience that it has been to lead this city as your Mayor over the past 8 years. I have grown as a person and as a leader and I thank you profo…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
September 13, 2022 at 2:13 PM

Polls Close at 8:00 p.m.- VOTE!

John,   Happy Election Day! All over the Ocean State, we have incredible Democratic candidates who need your support. It’s important to turn out and make our voices heard! Find your polling location here Vote.ri.gov   Today is THE day to vote for our kids’ futures and make Helena Buonanno Fou…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
September 9, 2022 at 1:09 AM

See you Tomorrow at Needle & Thread

John,   There are five days until Election Day, and Gonzalo is working hard to reach all across Providence. The winner will shape the future of our beautiful city and Gonzalo is the best qualified candidate to serve as our next Mayor.    Please join me tomorrow for coffee with Gonzalo at Need…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
September 8, 2022 at 4:16 PM

The Boston Globe endorsed Helena for Governor!

John,   Did you see today's big news? The Boston Globe endorsed Helena for Governor!    The Globe knows that Helena will be the education leader we need:      "On education, Foulkes says she should be judged by public school performance — pledging to forego reelection if state test scores …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
September 2, 2022 at 6:25 PM

Please Join Mayor Elorza Thursday (9/8)

Dear John, You are invited to meet Gonzalo Cuervo on Thursday, September 8, 5:30pm at 100 Freeman Parkway, Providence RI 02906.    Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/VHH6z58H9C    Gonzalo is the clear choice in this race, having been endorsed by a broad coalition of elected officials and orga…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
August 30, 2022 at 3:10 PM

Gonzalo for PVD!

Dear John, Last week, I was proud to join with former Mayor Angel Taveras to endorse Gonzalo Cuervo for the next Mayor of the City of Providence.    Serving as Mayor of Providence has been the honor of my life. It is also a job that by definition involves facing significant challenges, and it …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
August 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Diossa for General Treasurer

Dear John, Recently, I endorsed James Diossa for General Treasurer of Rhode Island. Since meeting James as a Councilman years ago, ​​I have always been impressed with him. He was curious, ambitious in the good sense of the word and willing to roll up his sleeves and do the work to create the kin…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
August 10, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Let's Get Big Things Done!

Dear John, I endorsed Helena Buonanno Foulkes for governor of Rhode Island. Regardless of any political ideology, I believe that we should first look at the leadership qualities and values of a candidate. We need someone who is curious and has a growth-mindset, is driven and focused, and has the…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 3:37 PM

Looking Forward

Dear John, As you know, I have been considering a run for statewide office in 2022. After serious review, and in consultation with my family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for any office in the next election cycle. Many of you have heard me say that serving as the Mayor of Provi…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Guaranteed Income Program

Dear John,   Just last week, I joined statewide community partners for the launch of the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program. This program is entirely philanthropically funded and comes after nearly a year of research, community engagement and learning best practices from cities through…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 5:49 PM

You Must Hear This

Dear John,   As your Mayor, I implement solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. Whether it’s housing, education, public safety or wealth and income inequality, Mayors don't have the luxury to insist upon rigid ideology.    I participated in a recent interview with NewDEAL CEO Debbi…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
July 4, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Happy 4th of July!

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  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 7:49 PM

Fwd: A Winning Team!

  Hi John,   Have you read the e-mail below from Mayor Elorza?   We all know the priority he has given to educating youth, to supporting small businesses, and to ensuring that people of Providence have every possible chance for a bright future together. We've witnessed his hard work and we’v…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 12:06 AM

A Winning Team!

  Dear John,   During this past week, many of you responded to my recent Newsmakers interview. I’ve been so encouraged by your genuine enthusiasm and comments. Thanks so much for taking your valuable time to let me know your views.    We are approaching the end of our fundraising quarter and…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Doing Nothing is Not an Option

Dear John,   When it comes to addressing the issues of our time, doing nothing is not an option. This is why since day one I have been willing to take on Providence’s biggest challenges. During a recent interview with WPRI Newsmakers, I discussed a variety of issues including advocating for a p…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 6:49 PM

The Creative Capital

Dear John,   On my first campaign trail, I spoke with residents of Providence about creating a music and arts festival that showcased why Providence is the Creative Capital. Thanks to your support in 2014, we made that happen with the creation of PVDFest. PVDFest shines a spotlight on our local…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM

We are Open for Business!

  Dear John, If the past year and a half has taught us anything, it is the importance of supporting one another during times of hardship and uncertainty. For example, as a community, we supported the local business people as they encountered their most difficult period yet. We persevered and ut…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Willing to be Bold

Dear John,    Here in Providence, we are facing some of the biggest challenges in the state. I am currently reforming teacher contracts to ensure our children have a quality education, reforming pensions to improve city finances in the decades to come, and improving public infrastructure in our…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Our Children Deserve Better

Dear John,   Education empowers people. That is why as Mayor I have focused on improving the quality of education for our City’s youth. We now more than ever understand how education influences children’s behavior and ability to work towards goals, academic or extracurricular. An educational fo…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Never Forget

  Dear John,    Memorial day is a day we remember those who did not come home. Love and gratitude to all our real heroes and their families.       Sincerely,  Jorge      Paid for by Friends of Jorge Elorza, PO Box 23420, Providence RI 02903 If you believe you received this message …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 10:19 PM

Taking Action

Dear John,   After last week’s difficult week for our city, I want to address the links between crime and youth opportunities and the actions I have taken to remedy this situation.    Many of you know that I have worked closely with Wendy Nilsson, Superintendent of Parks, Michael Stephens,  D…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Creating a Safe Providence

  Dear John, I want to be clear- violence of any kind in our city is unacceptable. It  will not be tolerated. I said as much during a press conference following the incident that took place on May 13th. The violence that we are seeing across our City reflects a lack of resources- whether it’…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 8:48 PM

National Infrastructure Week

  Dear John,    As you may already know, this week is National Infrastructure Week in Providence and around the country.    Infrastructure goes beyond concrete, steel, bricks and mortar to include the wider social framework that allows people to thrive and to provide for their families. We m…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
May 9, 2021 at 10:12 PM

Thinking of you

John,     Paid for by Friends of Jorge Elorza, PO Box 23420, Providence RI 02903 If you believe you received this message in error or wish to no longer receive email from us, please unsubscribe.  
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Have You Seen This?

    Dear John,    During my tenure, investing in parks has been a top priority in my administration. Since 2015, we have rehabilitated nearly 100 public parks throughout the City. That’s because I know how precious outdoor spaces in our community can be for our families.   Earth Day serves …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 11:29 PM

You're Invited!

    Dear John,    The past twelve months have been tough, but the end is in sight.    Every day we make progress in our fight against Covid-19. Working in partnerships with the state and local organizations, Providence is administering thousands of vaccines across our city, beginning with t…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Last Call

  Dear John,   Thank you for your generosity and support. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all that you’ve done for us.   Here we are at the last push for this quarter. Nora tells me that we need to raise an additional $3,200 by midnight. We’re 6 hours away and we need a bit more help to …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Holiday Wishes

Dear John,   Here we are at the end of March.  Our Jewish friends are in the midst of Passover, while Christians are preparing for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is a time of hopeful spring beginnings, a perfect time to be in Rhode Island with the end of the Pandemic finally coming into sigh…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 10:50 PM

A Tribute to Women!

Dear John,   I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits. As you know, it's Women's History Month all across the United States. What exciting times we live in - with the first female Vice President and women in key positions across our nation.   This week, I want to pay special trib…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 1:20 AM

Mayor Elorza on MSNBC!

Dear John, President Biden's bold legislation will make a huge impact in Providence. Mayor Elorza sat down with Yasmin Vossoughian and praised the President for taking quick action to help struggling residents, restaurants, and small businesses build back stronger. Providence is slated to receiv…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 13, 2021 at 2:09 AM

Once in a Generation!

  Good Evening John, I hope you are well and in good spirits. This past year has been tough, but things have started to turn for the better. I am excited to share some of my accomplishments and the once in a generation project for downtown Providence.   Did you know that we made the largest…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 1:53 AM

Staying Healthy Together

    Dear John,   As I write this letter, many of your friends and neighbors have already received their COVID-19 vaccinations. They know that the vaccine is safe and effective. You might be wondering about how to get yours.  If you live in Providence, know that my goal is to vaccinate as …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 9:37 PM

Every Dollar Counts!

    Dear John,     Our goal is to increase recurring monthly donations of $15, $25, $50...  Will you donate whatever you can to help us reach our goal? Hoping that this method might make it easier for you to donate to the campaign on a regular basis because every dollar counts!  As alway…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 1:47 AM

Would You Consider It?

    Dear John,   First, I want to wish you a better and more prosperous year ahead. Over the past 6 years, you have believed in me and have invested in my work and my vision for Providence. As we step into 2021, I want to recap where we’ve been and where we’re going over the next couple of y…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 1:52 AM

Let Us Act Together!

  Dear John,   As you are aware, the insurrection on Capitol Hill that occurred on January 6 marked a dark day in American history. For me, these events confirmed that we are at an inflection point in our country and it is for us to unflinchingly determine whether the riots of January 6 mark …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Strong Together!

  Dear John,   Despite the many challenges and hardships that 2020 has brought to us, we’ve achieved a lot together.   As you know, I did not do this work alone. You have been an important member of my team, and I truly appreciate it. I am so proud of us for pulling together and now I am a…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 24, 2020 at 12:57 AM

Warmest Wishes

  Dear John,   The holidays seemed to come upon us swiftly during this difficult year. Some of you may have already celebrated the eight days of Hanukkah and some may celebrate in the days ahead during Christmas or Kwanza, while others may simply pass the days quietly contemplating all that y…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 11, 2020 at 12:51 AM

Finding the Light

  Dear John,     Times are tough right now for everyone. Pandemic fatigue is real and many people are exhausted, but I need you to hold strong a bit longer. Please continue to follow the health guidelines and help our community stay safe. Vaccines are on the way and with them, some necessary…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 3:02 AM

Counting on You

  Dear John,   Many of you responded to my newsletter last week and I was deeply touched by every single response I received. And as I reflected on Thanksgiving, I am so deeply thankful for your perseverance through these times, your support, and to serve as Mayor of Providence.   As we app…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
November 26, 2020 at 1:42 AM

Thankful for you

Dear John,   This Thanksgiving I want to share my deep gratitude with you. Together, we have witnessed something remarkable during this strange time.   We have witnessed outstanding courage on a daily basis from all of the nurses and doctors, from all of the cashiers and the store clerks, from…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 5:32 PM

14 days left

Dear John,   There are only two weeks left to make sure Joe and Kamala win this election and change the trajectory of this country.    I am joining Mayors from across the country for Mayor Mondays-- a weekly series of virtual phone banks and I invite you to join me next Monday, October 26th at…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
March 6, 2020 at 4:20 PM

The New Providence - Economic Development

      John - The New Providence’s economy is transitioning from an industrial base to a knowledge and technology base.  Some of the greatest strengths of this new economy is that it taps into the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of our people, and it provides an opportunity for everyone …
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 21, 2020 at 2:50 PM

New Providence Education

    Dear John,   Our city invests in community, but we never lose sight of what makes up our community: our people. We know that our schools have been failing our kids. Both our school buildings and our instruction are failing to meet their needs. In the New Providence, we take on most diffi…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 14, 2020 at 3:33 PM

New Providence Infrastructure

      John,   New Providence means investing in our infrastructure across the city to connect people and neighborhoods. When I was growing up, the city’s finances were mismanaged which resulted in crumbling infrastructure and neighborhood parks going unattended. Since my administration too…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
February 12, 2020 at 12:35 AM

New Providence

      John,   Last night I delivered my annual State of the City address to a packed Providence City Council Chambers.  I shared my vision of the New Providence we live in today, compared to the city of years past.   I grew up in a Providence that was very different from the one we see to…
  Andrew Moore · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 3:31 PM

Only a few hours left

Dear John, At midnight tonight Providence ends one busy year and begins the next as a city on the rise!  Midnight is also our annual fundraising deadline, and we need your help to hit our end of year goal.  Will you chip in today to help Mayor Elorza continue this momentum through 2020?   Than…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Continuing our work in 2020

      Dear John, Thank you for your support throughout this busy year! I have never been more optimistic about the future of our city. I am especially proud of all we have accomplished since I took office in 2015.   We set out to achieve meaningful change for our residents and our busines…
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
August 8, 2019 at 6:17 AM

Thank you for joining the team!

Dear John, Thank you for joining our campaign. Contact Information: John xxxxxx 1 Washington,  DC xxxxxx   Elorza For MayorPaid for by Friends of Jorge Elorza
  Jorge Elorza · [email protected]
August 7, 2019 at 4:11 AM

Thank you for joining my campaign

Dear John,   Thank you for joining our campaign. Contact Information: John xxxxxx 1 Washington,  DC xxxxxx   Elorza for MayorPaid for by Friends of Jorge Elorza