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Tiara Mack announces her candidacy for Rhode Island Senate District 6



Community activist, educator, and organizer Tiara Mack announces her candidacy for Senate District 6. Tiara is a graduate of Brown University. In her free time, she enjoys playing rugby, going to crossfit and eating donuts.

In the community, she is on the board of WHEF, an abortion non-profit, is a board member of the East Side YMCA, a volunteer with Planned Parenthood, and a fierce advocate for reproductive justice in Rhode Island. She has spoken at the State House for the Reproductive Health Care Act/Reproductive Privacy Act and the Doula Bill in Rhode Island.

“We have to be optimistic and hope that change can happen,” said Mack. “Then we have to be bold, daring and radical enough to put that hope in action. We can’t just want to see change but we also have to make tangible steps towards that change for all”.

Mack will be running on a platform that understands Rhode Island can work better for everyone, if we put work into bringing our most marginalized groups to the table.

“I come to activism with a justice and liberation framework,” said Mack. “For too long we have allowed injustice to touch every aspect of Black and brown lives, economically, socially, and politically”.

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Mack continues to focus on reproductive justice issues, raising money and advocating for reproductive rights in Rhode Island. She will also focus on several other issues, such as the environment, education, LGBTQ issues, and other social issues that impact Black and brown communities.

[From a press release]

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