Kate Aubin is officially announcing her run for a city wide seat on the Cranston City Council. The Edgewood resident and former Providence high school teacher is an advocate for environmental and social justice and an activist for progressive causes. She’ll offer a new voice and fresh perspective and fight for social change in the state’s fourth largest city.
Aubin envisions a Cranston that is diverse, equitable, and resilient. She will fight to protect the environment and against development that mortgages our long term future for short term gain. She will advocate for students, teachers, and families, and plans to create new opportunities to empower youth to become more involved in local government and the community. Aubin will be a champion for developing a stronger local food system within Cranston and Rhode Island, and will support economic initiatives that keep money circulating locally, rather than flowing out to out-ofstate corporations.
“I’m running because the city of Cranston is ready for progressive change,” said Aubin. “We’re at a turning point, not just in Cranston but in Rhode Island and around the world, where ‘business as usual’ just won’t cut it anymore. Policy decisions need to be evaluated through the lens of equality, equity, and sustainability. I will be a voice for that change in Cranston.”
Aubin lives in the Edgewood section of Cranston with her husband. She was born in Providence and raised in Woonsocket and has two degrees from Rhode Island schools (a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and a B.A. in secondary education from Rhode Island College). She’s currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in sustainability and social innovation at Goddard College.
[From a press release]