Campaigns to Get Involved
The Institute is working in coalition with different community partners on issues that affect low- and moderate-income Rhode Islanders. Check out our active campaigns below to learn how to get involved.
RIght From the Start
RIght from the Start is a legislative and state budget campaign to advance policies for young children and their families in Rhode Island. While Rhode Island has much to offer, the reality is too many families struggle to support their young children during the critical early years of brain development. Similarly, early educators and the child care industry have not received the support they need as an essential service industry.
Additionally, we need to support Rhode Island workers with benefits like paid family leave in order for them to care of and/or bond with a newborn child or take care their loved ones.
Protect Our HEALTHCARE Coalition
The Protect Our Healthcare Coalition consists of a group of leading Rhode Island consumer and non-profit service organizations as well as hundreds of individuals working to protect access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Rhode Islanders.
Revenue for Rhode Island
The Revenue for Rhode Island is a campaign to raise much-needed revenue for Rhode Island by ensuring the top 1% of earners contribute their fair share.
The revenues raised through this legislation can be used to fund vital programs and services that impact all Rhode Island families – like public education, infrastructure improvements, better care for our seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, and much more.
Raising Rhode Island
RI Works is the state’s cash assistance program for children and their parents or caregivers and a work preparation program for the adults. The Raising RI Coalition is dedicated to lifting children out of poverty by increasing the RI Works benefit and to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing parents with education and training opportunities leading to well-paying, secure jobs.
Making Paid Family Leave Work Better for Working Families
Rhode Island workers need paid family leave in order to take care of and/or bond with their loved ones. Get involved in our paid family leave campaign!
Rhode Island Workforce Alliance
The Economic Progress Institute coordinates the Alliance, a partnership among adult education and workforce training providers, business, labor, philanthropic organizations and other community leaders dedicated to ensuring that our state has a dynamic and comprehensive workforce development system that meets the needs of employers and workers, especially those with low skills.
Voices for Better Health
The Affordable Care Act has launched initiatives to allow states to develop innovative demonstration projects to provide better coordinated, comprehensive, high quality care to dual eligibles. Community Catalyst has a long history of working to improve systems of care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Building on that experience, the Voices for Better Health program is partnering with state and local advocates in Michigan, New York, Ohio and Rhode Island to shape the design and implementation of these initiatives so they best serve the needs of this unique population by: