Congressman Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Rhode Island Icon Michael Van Leesten

24Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PAWTUCKET, RI (STL.News) – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement Friday following the death of Michael Van Leesten, a champion for civil rights and community leader:

“I’m heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend, Michael Van Leesten.  Rhode Island has lost a civil rights icon and an extraordinary community leader, successful businessman, and beloved community builder.  As a young man, Mike was a standout athlete and a neighborhood advocate in every sense of the word. 

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