Democratic Party Platform Meeting
On our next meeting date, we have a unique opportunity to make progressive voices heard loud and clear! On that date, Monday, March 19, the RI Democratic Party will be holding its platform meeting.
Rather than hold our regular meeting at the same time, we will be canceling ours and encourage all RI Progressive Democrats to attend the party platform meeting instead. We would love for you to share with the party leaders what progressive and Democratic values mean to you and what we want to see from our Democratic legislators.
The meeting will take place at the RI Democratic Party headquarters, 200 Metro Center Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886. It starts at 6 PM and is expected to run until 8 PM. We hope you can be a part of this important event, make our presence felt, and influence our legislators and our party.... See MoreSee Less
From Puerto Rico to Rhode Island: Raising Voices for Climate Justice
University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus
Paff Auditorium 80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903 Map
How do politics and power dynamics impact recovery in the wake of disasters like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Maria? Who gets resources and who gets left out of efforts to bounce back? How can we work together to build healthy, equitable communities that are resilient to extreme weather and a changing climate?
Join the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) for a powerful evening of sharing and learning featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Yeampierre – an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and climate justice leader. (En Español: bit.ly/2EH9LjM)
Tuesday, March 20 – 5:30 to 8 p.m. (Presentation 6 to 7 p.m. with discussion to follow)
URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington Street, Providence
This is a FREE family-friendly event! Children are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Spanish language interpreters will be available. Please contact 401-222-7796 72 hours in advance if additional languages or other accommodations are needed.
This event is co-sponsored by the City of Providence, Brown University School of Public Health, Rhode Island College, and the University of Rhode Island.
This event is supported by the Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative. The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative equips local, public health department leaders with knowledge and skills to transform the role of public health in their communities.
About Elizabeth Yeampierre
Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City. A national leader in climate justice movement, Elizabeth is the co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. She is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community based organization. Her award-winning vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE. She is a long-time advocate and trailblazer for community organizing around just, sustainable development, environmental justice and community-led climate adaptation and community resiliency in Sunset Park. Prior to assuming the Executive Director position at UPROSE, Ms. Yeampierre was the Director of Legal Education and Training at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, Director of Legal Services for the American Indian law Alliance and Dean of Puerto Rican Student Affairs at Yale University. She holds a BA from Fordham University and a law degree from Northeastern University.... See MoreSee Less
Fight for $15 and Fair Pay Activist Training
319 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909-1101, United States
When hardworking men and woman can't make enough to put food on the table, or a roof over their heads - our families and communities suffer. When women are systematically paid less than male colleagues -- our families and communities suffer. We're standing up to say no more.
Rhode Island is joining a global movement in over 300 cities on six continents -- the Fight for $15 -- and we're making sure that at the same time we close the pay gap for women and people of color by passing the Fair Pay Act.
Working together these two bills can support our hard working families, put money into our local economy, and make our system fairer for all.
What’s the secret this campaign's success? You. And others like you raising their voices. All of us who have come together to share and elevate the stories of what it’s like to live on low pay or face pay discrimination for no reason other than your gender or ethnicity.
Join us on Tuesday, March 20th to learn how you can take the lead on this campaign. We will go over:
- History of minimum wage and fair pay
-Economic arguments for these worker friendly policies
-The best responses to inevitable corporate attacks
- The campaign plan and legislative strategy
-What you can do right now to help pass the bills!... See MoreSee Less
Climate Action RI meeting (downtown)
URI Providence Campus Room 317, 80 Washington St., Providence, RI
After February's People's Hearing, we are fired up! We are getting three new projects underway to strengthen opposition to *all* proposed RI fossil fuel projects - whether in the city, the countryside, or out at sea. Together we will #KeepItInTheGround.
For March 20 only, we're moving our meeting time to 8:00 and our location to downtown. This is so folks can attend Elizabeth Yeampierre's Climate Justice talk (www.facebook.com/events/1457522997704423/) beforehand, and then come straight up to our meeting, which will be in room 317 of the same building (80 Washington St., Providence).... See MoreSee Less
NLC Capitol Day: Rhode Island
Join New Leaders Council Rhode Island on its FIRST ever Capitol Day for a discussion with legislators and advocates about what the legislative process looks like in Rhode Island from the perspective of legislators and advocates themselves.
Additionally, you'll have an opportunity to hear about some progressive legislation being introduced, supported, and pushed by many of our panelists.
Senator Gayle Goldin
Rep Marcia Ranglin-Vassell
John Marion, Executive Director for Common Cause Rhode Island
Jordan Seaberry (NLC '15), Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
Michael Beauregard (NLC '15), President of Young Democrats of RI
If you're interested in coming RSVP to
ri.newleaderscouncil.org/2018capitolday or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!... See MoreSee Less
East Bay Working Families Monthly Meeting
16 Cutler St, Warren, RI 02885-2719, United States
We'll be gathering for our monthly meeting at the East Bay office. The agenda is forthcoming - make sure to RSVP using the link below to be kept up to date!
RI WFP and YDRI Campaign Organizer Training Series
Rhode Island Working Families and Young Democrats of RI are partnering up to get the next round of progressive state and local leaders trained and ready to run winning, values driven campaigns this summer.
This is a two-day training, split into two tracks for both candidates and campaign organizers, so sign up your whole team.
*We have made time in our schedule for people to attend the March for Our Lives on Saturday.*
When: Saturday, March 24 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday, March 25 10am to 5pm
Where: UNAP, 375 Branch Ave, Providence
Why: If you don't make the change you want, who will?... See MoreSee Less
March for Our Lives-Rhode Island
March for Our Lives is inspired by, created by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become far too familiar. Change is coming and it starts now. Please join me and the rest of the Providence, Rhode Island community in taking action, as we fight for a country that is free from gun violence.
I hope to gather as many people in our community as well as local high schools and universities to march on March 24th, 2018 starting in front of the Rhode Island State House. This is to be a peaceful and eye opening rally.... See MoreSee Less
Cocktails & Conversations: Gender Equity in the Workplace
45 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2922, United States
Women make up about half of our workforce and nearly 41% of mothers are breadwinners, yet a persistent gender wage gap and allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace show that the playing field is not yet level. What can be done to create gender equity on the job? This month's Cocktails & Conversations, sponsored by Roger Williams University, brings together a panel of high powered women who are leveling the playing field for women in the workplace. Panelists include Dr. Susan Bosco, Professor of Management at Roger Williams University; Zankhana Bateman, Vice President of U.S. Trust/Bank of America; Tejal Tarro, Managing Partner and COO for Advancing Workplace Excellence (AWE); and Renee Aloisio, Principal at Citrin Cooperman. They'll share what ideas they see working for women in business, through programs and policies, and their hopes for future progress. The event includes drinks and appetizers.... See MoreSee Less
Catholic Support for Reproductive Health: A Community Forum
Rhode Island is the only state in the country where Catholics are the majority. The Catholic hierarchy frequently seeks to limit reproductive healthcare access and family planning, but the majority of everyday Catholics believe in letting each person follow their conscience when deciding the care that is right for them.
Join Catholics for Choice on Wednesday, April 4th, to connect with like-minded activists and learn more about what you can do to be a strong advocate and clear voice for reproductive healthcare access in your community.
Dinner will be provided.
At Catholics for Choice, we imagine a world:
- Where all people are trusted to make moral decisions about their lives.
- Where the decision to start a family is thoughtful and planned.
- Where policymakers and advocates are free to support policies that create a more just and compassionate society.
- Where lifesaving health interventions aren’t blocked by sectarian interests.
- Where abortion is safe, legal, and truly accessible, and both contraception and child care are available and affordable.
Join us for this exciting opportunity to explore reproductive health access as a Catholic social justice issue. You do not have to be a Catholic or person of faith to attend. Everyone is welcome!... See MoreSee Less
Climate Action Close to Home
Climate Action Close to Home: Responding with local action to the
foremost social justice issue of our time
An Interfaith Gathering for South County clergy and parishioners
The gathering will begin with a brief talk by Tim DeChristopher, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, and RI IPL board member. Following the talk, we will have table discussions about concrete actions we can take in our personal lives, in our house of worship, and as a community, in the areas of food, energy, waste and recycling, and transportation.
Organized by the RI Interfaith Power & Light South County Action Team... See MoreSee Less
Rally to Commemorate Dr Martin Luther King.
Lot 35 195 Land Providence RI
On April 4 1968 Dr Martin Luther King was murdered. His killing while supporting striking Black workers marked what can be best described as a "dream defered". On April 7 2018 RI Jobs with Justice and other organizations will reclaim Dr King's legacy. This is a celebration of his vision of a multi-racial, and multi-ethnic poor people's movement. We need it now more than ever. Please come. If you are a member of an organization your support and participation would be very helpful. Call for more info (401) 952-0031... See MoreSee Less
Lobby Day for Voting Rights (RI State House Library)
It’s time to take action for early voting!
Rhode Island still lags behind the nation when it comes to access to the ballot. Common Cause Rhode Island supports legislation from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea that would create a 20-day in-person early voting period. Join us for our Lobby Day on April 11th. Meet in the Library at the State House.
March For Science RI Rally
On Earth Day 2017, scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe, including 394 satellite marches in every major US city and 37 other countries, gathered to march in the name of science. Mark your calendars for the second March for Science RI event! Once again we will stand together to champion the extensive enhancing effects of science everywhere, for the free exchange of scientific information benefitting everyone, and in protest of the censorship of publicly funded research.
March for Science is non-partisan. The greatest objective of March for Science is to persuade the public to demand our elected officials enact evidence based policies. In order to accomplish this task, our aim is to raise awareness of how science works, why it is effective in sorting fiction from reality, and what scientists do to better the lives of everyone.
Additional details will be available in the coming months, so please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarchforScienceRI/ for additional information. We can't wait to see you there!... See MoreSee Less
Demystifying Democracy: No Math Required
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD 20 N. Main St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903
In 2017 Common Cause Rhode Island introduced our Demystifying Democracy series. This series will focus on empowering citizens to participate in our state and local democracy by providing a behind-the-scenes look at government.
Join our third event in this series to learn more about the state's budget process, especially as the 2018 legislative session comes to a close.
Check out the other events in the series:
1/20/2018 - I'm Just a Bill (held for further study): Understanding the Legislative Process in Rhode Island (www.facebook.com/events/522760081412834/)
3/10/2018 - Making Your Point in 3 Minutes or Less: Testifying at the General Assembly (www.facebook.com/events/1760863124219109/)... See MoreSee Less