Details for our next community meeting on Sunday June 25th! Please RSVP using the Facebook link below.
Resist Hate RI Community Meeting and March to State House
Our Sixth Resist Hate RI Community Meeting is scheduled! We meet to continue organizing resistance to the hateful ideology that brought us Trump and threatens our communities and our planet. We'll discuss the successes and failures of the state legislative session so far, and how we can keep the resistance strong this summer. Then, we'll end the meeting by marching to the State House to demand action on our goals.
Newcomers of all backgrounds are welcome!
- Welcome: Introduce Steering Committee. Summarize recent success/failures of the resistance movement. Explain remaining state legislative pushes, describe our summer goals.
-- Breakout 1 (Panel discussion): Hear from a panel of activists who lobbied for state legislation this year on issues including human rights, economic justice, gun control and climate change on what enabled them to succeed, or what mistakes or structural impediments limited them. This will be a great chance to understand what really goes on under that dome.
-- Breakout 2 (Getting Ready to Run for Office): Thinking about stepping up into political leadership by running for office? This session will teach you the basics of a campaign and give you tips and strategies to prepare to run.
-- Breakout 3 (Recruiting Candidates): Know someone in your community you think would be a great leader? This session will help you think through who in your community could be a great candidate and how you can support them as they make the decision to run.
-- Breakout 4 (Building power in your community): A discussion about how to start a Resist Hate RI subgroup or other progressive group in your community. This session will provide specific examples of how to start a group, engage like-minded people, and sustain energy on a personal level to advance policies you believe in.
- The March! We'll march (with a band, of course) to the State House, where we'll leave messages for legislators on the work they still need to do before summer vacation! How? Show up to find out!... See MoreSee Less