Rhode Island Blog Posts

Katrina on the Statehouse Steps in Rhode Island. Photo by Dave Gerraughty

Following the Leader

June 29, 2017

I am a canvassing intern for the summer here at Clean Water Action in Rhode Island. In addition to knocking on doors, I got the opportunity to shadow State Director Johnathan Berard for one day to

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Direct Democracy at the Statehouse

May 9, 2017

I am a canvasser. For four months, I have been knocking on doors and talking to folks about environmental and public health issues with Clean Water Action.

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Engaging the Marketplace & Winning

April 26, 2017

Our members are familiar with many of the aspects of Clean Water Action advocacy: promoting legislation, endorsing candidates, field and phone canvassing, educational outreach.

Rhode Island Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, speaks at a press conference in Hartford, CT., about the importance of regional cooperation on carbon pricing legislation. Photo by Dave Gerraughty.

Carbon Fight - Going Regional

March 29, 2017

With national environmental policy in the hands of administrators and officials allied with polluters, it has become essential for activists to form innovative alliances to advance progressive programs.

The president’s executive order aimed at overturning six of President Obama’s directives on regulating carbon emissions, including the Clean Power Plan, is just the latest attempt to reverse hard-won victories for clean water and air.

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A Millennial's First Political Rally - Providence Women’s March

January 23, 2017

On Saturday, January 21st, I attended my very first political rally - the Providence Women's March. I honestly had no idea what to expect.

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Rhode Island in the Lead

November 12, 2016

With the last mail ballots now counted here in our state, it is pretty safe to say that the official results reveal just how important the environment is to Rhode Islanders.