THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Rhode Island
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- Common Cause Rhode Island
- League of Women Voters of Rhode Island
- Open Doors Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Disability Law Center
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN RHODE ISLAND
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN RHODE ISLAND
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN RHODE ISLAND
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN RHODE ISLAND
Twenty-four states, including Rhode Island, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Rhode Island DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
This article discusses the ACLU’s urging of public bodies to uphold regulations relating to transparency in the face of the pandemic. After sending these bodies a letter, they responded by putting forth a plan as to how to follow these rules of transparency in a remote fashion.