Electing Pro-Environmental Candidates in Rhode Island

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The Trump administration is doing everything it can to roll back the protections for the environment and public health established. It is absolutely critical that we elect candidates who will put your interests, not corporate special interests first, and will join the fight to protect clean water and our natural resources. We can't do that unless clean water voters like you get out to the polls and support the candidates who are committed to stopping the dirty water agenda.

Clean Water Action has endorsed the following candidates because they have committed to pushing for and supporting policies that will reduce plastic pollution in our neighborhoods and waters, protect our drinking water supplies and water resources, establish carbon emissions reduction goals for our state that are mandatory and enforceable, and ensure a just transition to a 100% renewable energy future for Rhode Island.


US Senate

Sheldon Whitehouse (D)

US House of Representatives (RI 1)

David Cicilline (D)


Gina Raimondo (D)

Lieutenant Governor

Aaron Regunberg (D)

State Senate

  • Val Lawson (D), District 14
  • Dennis Lavallee (D), District 17
  • Paul Roselli (D), District 23
  • Bridget Valverde (D), District 35
  • Jeanine Calkin (D), District 30

State Representative  

  • Rebecca Kislak (D), District 4
  • Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, District 5
  • Anastasia Williams (D), District
  • Grace Diaz (D), District 11
  • Carol Hagan McEntee (D), District 33
  • Katherine Kazarian (D), District 63
  • Liana Cassar (D), District 66
  • Laufton Asencao (D), District 68
  • Susan Donovan (D), District 69

The primary election is Wednesday, September 12. Make a plan to vote. If you want to know where you should go to vote or want to see a sample ballot, you can click here to access the Secretary of State's voter information center. Most polls open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm, but please check with your local Board of Canvassers.

The voter registration deadline for the November 6th General election is October 7, 2018. Are you registered? Find out, and register to vote if you need to, here.