Just 50 days since taking office, President Biden and Democrats have secured a major and consequential victory: successfully passing the American Rescue Plan, a bold and historic legislative package that will provide much-needed relief to millions of working people across the country. Because of Democrats, working families bearing the brunt of this crisis will see $1,400 direct checks in the mail, thousands more in individual benefits, funding to get more Americans vaccinated, the resources to get our kids and teachers safely back to school, access to more affordable health care and so much more. This is a huge accomplishment, but we still have so much work to do to help our country recover from this pandemic. One thing is clear: we have to keep electing Democrats up and down the ballot to get critical, progressive legislation like the American Rescue Plan across the finish line.
Click here to see read more about how the American Rescue Plan passed last week will bring much needed resources to Rhode Island.
On the home front, this week Governor McKee announced that he is opening COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and over on April 19. He also announced that he will be sending a letter to the White House, requesting 50,000 more doses be allocated to the state in order to meet President Biden’s goal of opening eligibility to all American adults by May 1. This is incredibly exciting news! As a reminder, you can sign up to get more information about vaccine eligibility by clicking here.
Veterans and Military Families Council
The R.I. Democratic Party’s Veterans & Military Families Council works to highlight activities of interest to Veterans and Military Families and to engage your ideas in government and the Democratic Party. Founded in 2015, our co-chairs and fellow Veterans are R.I. Senator Jim Seveney and R.I. Rep. Camille Vella-Wilkinson. Have an idea or a concern? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting of the Veterans & Military Families Council is on Monday March 22 at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or to join the meeting, contact Ann Gooding via email at email@example.com.
Interns needed for our VMFC: The RIDP Veterans and Military Families Council is seeking interns to provide research on special projects. For more information or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City & Town Committees
The Barrington Democratic Town Committee will be meeting TBD at the Barrington Town Library, Pam Lauria, Chair.
Next meeting is TBD at 9:00 AM at the Island Free Library. The Block Island Democrats meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday. Sean McGarry, Chair
The Bristol Democratic Town Committee is chaired by Erich Haslehurst. The Bristol Democrats will now meet via Zoom until further notice.
The Burrillville Democratic Town Committee is chaired by Aaron Coutu and the Burrillville Democrats normally meet monthly on the 3rd Monday. Their next regularly-scheduled meeting will be TBD at 7:00 p.m.
Next meeting is TBD at 7pm in the 2nd floor conference room at the Ashaway Fire Station. Chaired by Gloria Rhodes, the Hopkinton Democrats meet monthly on the 4th Thursday.
The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee next meeting is TBD at 7:30pm at the Jamestown Senior Center, 6 West Street. The co-chairs are Anne Livingston and Melody Drnach, and may be contacted at email@example.com. The Jamestown Democrats normally meet monthly on the 2nd Monday.
Chaired by Richard J. Delfino, Jr., the Johnston Democratic Committee meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Next meeting is TBD at the Maria Ss Della Difesa Society Hall (15 Lafayette Street) in Johnston.
Chaired by Paula Carmichael, the committee normally meets on the last WEDNESDAY of each month. To participate, please send request to LincolnRIdems@gmail.comwith name, phone number, and email address.
Next meeting is TBD at the Little Compton Community Center. Chaired by Glenn Diana Sherman, the Little Compton Democrats meet monthly on the 1st Tuesday. Website is www.Littlecomptondems.org
Next meeting is March 22 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Chaired by Linda Finn, the committee normally meets on the 4th Monday of the month. For more information contact Linda here.
Next meeting is TBD. Chaired by Winters Hames, the Narragansett Democrats normally meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday at the Break Hotel, 1208 Ocean Rd., Narragansett.
Chaired by Susan Taylor, the Newport Democrats meet monthly on the 1st Monday at the Elks Lodge,141 Pelham St.However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Newport Democrats will now meet via Zoom until further notice.
The North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee, chaired by Paul Jones, meets on the final Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information on meetings, please contact Chairman Jones via email by clicking here.
The next meeting of the Pawtucket Democratic City Committee is chaired by Mary Bray. Their next meeting is TBD.
Meetings are temporarily via Zoom until further notice. Chaired by Leonard Katzman, the Portsmouth Democrats meet monthly on the 1st Monday.
The next meeting of the Richmond Democratic Town Committee is TBD. The Richmond Democrats, chaired by Joe Reddish, will meet monthly on the 4th Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm – 8:30pm at the HL Arnold Fire Station, 208 Richmond Townhouse Rd.
The Scituate Democratic Town Committee will be meeting virtually via Zoom until further notice. For more information, including dates and time for upcoming meeting, please contact Chairwoman Alicia Ann Kelley by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next meeting is TBD. Chaired by Lawrence Mancini, the Smithfield Democrats meet monthly on the 1st Thursday.
The South Kingstown Democratic Town Committee will next be meeting is TBD. Chaired by Michael McEntee, the South Kingstown Democrats meet monthly on the 1st Saturday.
Next meeting is TBD. Chaired by Michael Burk, the Tiverton Democrats normally meet monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Please contact Chairman Mike Burk for location and to confirm at Burk.email@example.com.
Next meeting is February 8th at 6pm via Zoom. Chaired by Michael Harris, the Woonsocket Democrats normally meet monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month. Please contact Chairman Harris for meeting details at firstname.lastname@example.org visit their website by clicking here.