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LGBTQ Action RI calls for New Leadership in the RI General Assembly

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Senator Gayle Goldin and Representative Liana Cassar have boldly stepped forward to offer a path for a very different political leadership in Rhode Island: a legislature guided by transparency, integrity, best practice, inclusion, and justice. LGBTQ Action RI urges all fair-minded people to seek leadership that reflects those values. 


The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett gives the United States Supreme Court the Justice it needs to institutionalize discrimination for decades. Now more than ever, the actions of our state legislature will determine whether all citizens can fully and equally participate in our democracy. LGBTQ Action RI joins other advocacy groups in Rhode Island in calling for progressive leadership change for the RI General Assembly. 

We urge constituents who care passionately about equity and justice to contact their Representatives and Senators today and ask them to support new leadership for Rhode Island. We must let our elected officials know that we need leadership that strongly believes in LGBTQ rights—and fundamental fairness for all Rhode Islanders.

We live in a state that is decidedly more progressive than our General Assembly leaders. Under current leadership, bills that advance social and economic justice are often dismissed; issues like health care access, criminal justice reform, income assistance, pay equity, housing, mental health care, and a living wage are simply not prioritized. This hurts LGBTQ Rhode Islanders, particularly LGBTQ people of color.

LGBTQ Action RI believes that the values and priorities of our elected leaders must include a serious commitment to justice and equity for all. As LGBTQ people, we understand what it means to be marginalized and dismissed, and we seek elected officials in positions of power who will follow a different path. 

Senator Gayle Goldin and Representative Liana Cassar have boldly stepped forward to offer a path for a very different political leadership in Rhode Island: a legislature guided by transparency, integrity, best practice, inclusion, and justice. LGBTQ Action RI urges all fair-minded people to seek leadership that reflects those values. 


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Please call or email your legislator today. Tell them our statehouse leadership should reflect the values and priorities of the citizens of our state. We need change at the statehouse, and we must encourage our elected officials to vote in leadership who will govern with integrity, transparency, and justice as their guide.

Senator Gayle Goldin

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LGBTQ Action RI is an advocacy organization dedicated to securing equality and justice for LGBTQ Rhode Islanders through legislative and policy advocacy.