What we accomplished yesterday was remarkable. Any piece of what we attempted would have been impressive but together it’s inspiring. We pulled together a rally with over 2,000 attendees in less than 24 hours, we marched across Providence, and we flooded a town hall to make sure our elected officials are held accountable with tough, focused questions.
Every action we take is a brick used to build a movement. This community mobilized overnight to stand in solidarity with Muslims and refugees. We made it clear: this is not the new normal and we will not accept hate.
At the town hall with Sen. Whitehouse the message was also clear. We expect him to be a leader in the resistance to Trump and will accept nothing less. On the steps of Nathan Bishop Middle School, the Senator committed to us to vote NO on 10 upcoming Trump nominations.
Video of our action yesterday is available below and events from some of our partners are also listed. We encourage you to review the details below and join as many as you can. Also look out for an announcement of our next community meeting time and location later this week.
Footage of our march and excerpts from the town hall with Sen. Whitehouse
Reproductive Freedom Advocacy Day with Planned Parenthood
When: Wednesday, February 1st, 3:00 PM
Where: Rhode Island State House
What: Stand with Planned Parenthood to demand our elected leaders, including the Governor and the Rhode Island General Assembly, take action to protect reproductive rights and access in RI.
Press Conference: EnergizeRI Act of 2017
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 3:00 PM
Where: State Room at the State House
What: Join EnergizeRI, Rep. Regunberg, and Sen. Calkin as they introduce carbon pricing legislation designed to combat climate change and promote Rhode Island as a leader in the clean energy economy.
RI Moms Demand Action
When: Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM
Where: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI
What: Moms Demand Action are meeting to discuss how to prevent gun violence here in Rhode Island.
Fight Back and Win! Organizing Training with Local 26
When: Saturday, February 4th, 12:00 PM
Where: 33 Harrison Ave, Fourth Floor, Boston MA 02111
What: Join UNITE HERE Local 26 for a training on how to organize and fight=
back in the Trump era.
Thank you so much for your commitment. This is what hope and resistance look like. Let’s keep working.