The thrust of our political and civic engagement work centers around providing a mechanism for advocacy as we build leadership and a collaborative agenda to address the critical issues facing the Black community. A recent report conducted by the Economic Policy Institute in partnership with the Women ’s Fund of Rhode Island confirmed what most in the black community already knew – that RI women of color are experiencing significant barriers to opportunity, especially with respect to wages, education, and affordable housing.
The Political Action Committee, in partnership with other organizations, is poised to question state-wide candidates on their perspectives on issues affecting the black community and their commitment to presenting and implementing just and equitable solutions. The policy issues we raise are designed to promote public policies that ensure stable and viable families and communities, a prepared workforce and the possibilities for entrepreneurship.
Click here to see questions from the 2018 mid-term elections.