Get Involved with The Institute

Get_Involved_v2Advocacy requires many voices. If you are looking for ways to help ensure economic progress for all Rhode Islanders, here are some opportunities that will allow you to make a difference.

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.

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  • Rhode Island Campaign for Quality Child Care

    The RI Campaign for Quality Child Care is working to increase the CCAP rates so working parents can enroll their children in high-quality care and child care teachers are paid a fair salary.

  • 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.

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  • Paid Family Leave

    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!

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  • Help Increase Rhode Island’s Earned Income Tax Credit!

    The EITC is a common sense tax break that reduces the income tax owed by low-wage working families, allowing them to keep more of their paycheck. Over the last few years, 86,000 Rhode Island taxpayers saw an increase to their state EITC and are set to see another increase for tax year 2017 from 12.5% of the federal credit to 15%! This means Rhode Island working families will have more dollars to pay for the basics. Let’s keep the momentum going by increasing the state EITC even further.

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Communicating with legislators: Your voice matters at the State House! It is important that you share your opinion on policies with your elected officials. Here are some tips for communicating with your state representatives through phone calls, letters and testifying at public hearings.
  • Find your state legislator: Find out who your state and federal representatives are and how to contact them via the Secretary of State’s website.
  • Attend a legislative hearing: One way of sharing your opinion with policymakers or learning more about legislation is by attending a committee hearing. Visit the General Assembly’s committee calendars to stay informed of legislative hearings.
  • Learn more about the state budgetVisit our Tax and Budget page to learn more about our state’s budget and what we can do to advance economic prosperity for all.
  • Policies for economic progressLearn more about The Economic Progress Institute’s policy agenda.
  • Understanding and influencing the state budget: Become involved in the state budget debate. This presentation will help you understand how the state budget is developed and how you can influence the outcome.
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