Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

The RI NOW Haunted House of Political Horrors

  • 24 Stimson Avenue Providence, RI, 02906 United States (map)
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Join RI NOW for a night of political horrors, and our final push into the 2018 elections!

We'll have games, a costume contest (categories include Best Feminist, Best Rhode Island, and Best Overall costumes), food and (themed!) drinks, and dancing.

Sure to be one of the more fun, political, and witty Halloween parties you've ever attended...

** Please note there is a ticket price. It would be a great help if you could pre-pay, for planning, or you can pay at the door with $21 cash (assume the $.82 is a donation!) or via Square. It's $20.18 to cover costs and some of our other upcoming outreach initiatives!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ri-now-haunted-house-of-political-horrors-tickets-50576083427

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Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Like Daughter, Like Mother Presents: Rebecca Traister

Join Like Daughter, Like Mother for an impassioned evening as we celebrate the launch of acclaimed author Rebecca Traister's new book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger. 

Proceeds will go to benefit our friends at Women's Fund of Rhode island and each ticket includes a personalized copy of the book. 

6-645PM: Registration and light bites

7-9PM: Program and book signing

**Tickets are transferrable but are non-refundable. 

Please contact Emily Homonoff for info on group discounts or with any questions at: emily@littlelioncommunications.com

Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. She is the author of All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/like-daughter-like-mother-presents-rebecca-traister-tickets-47123643085?aff=efbeventtix

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Zero Weeks Screening & Panel Discussion

Please join us for this special screening of the film Zero Weeks.
Immediately following will be a discussion of family leave with Senator Gayle Goldin, architect of Rhode Island's FMLI legislation (facilitated by RI NOW (RI National Organization for Women) President and Brown Professor Hilary Levey Friedman).

We will serve light refreshment before the film and guests are welcome and encouraged to bring dinner. 

Children are welcome!

Please contact us if you require special accommodation: sarah_brown@brown.edu

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

The Lady Project Summit

The Lady Project Summit brings together over 300 driven, entrepreneurial women for a day filled with inspiring speakers, professional workshops and so much more. Check out ladyprojectsummit.com for a list of our amazing workshop leaders and descriptions, panelists, partners, and full weekend schedule.

Get your ticket here before we sell out: https://ladyproject100618.eventbrite.com 

Keynote speakers include: Emma Gray from Huffington PostEmily BeldenBlair Imani and Andrea Isabelle Lucas, founder of Barre & Soul

See the full speaker line up and workshops here: ladyprojectsummit.com

The Lady Project Summit is generously sponsored by HiRoad Insurance, The Friendship Foundation, BUST MagazineHintNarragansett Beer and many more. Go here for a full list of sponsors. https://bit.ly/2NOEizQ

Current Lady Project members can take $50 off their ticket with the code MEMBER18. Tickets are non refundable but transfers are allowed until Septemeber 15. After September 15, no changes to tickets will be allowed.

Summit attendees will have free access to special events on Friday, October 5 and Sunday, October 7 including pre-Summit happy hour with sponsors, Lady Project Marketplace, and post-Summit brunch.

We will be accepting new or used business clothing to donate to Year Up - Providence at the Summit.

See you there! 

Press or media? Email us to apply for a press code: hello@ladyprjoect.org.

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Van Training with RI NOW

  • 22 Wampanoag Trail Riverside, RI, 02915 United States (map)
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The purpose of this event is to support our 2018 endorsed candidates, help anyone working on any campaigns, and provide an opportunity for anyone to learn. The "VAN" is the Voter Activation Network. Candidates use this to build lists-- to canvas, fundraise, and get out the vote. 

We are lucky that Gus Bickford will be joining us to lead the training. Currently serving as Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Gus Bickford has a long history of working in Democratic politics. Specializing in Survey Research and Database Targeting, he is the Principal of Factotum Productions, Inc. He has administered voter contact programs for the Democratic Parties of Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and for the Presidential Campaigns of John Kerry ’04, Barack Obama ’08 and ‘12 and Hillary Clinton in ’08. With 22 years of expertise with large databases and refining the information they provide, Gus worked on the team that created the National Voter File (VoteBuilder) for the Democratic National Committee. Prior to founding Factotum Productions, Gus served as a Vice President and Director of Systems Integration for Predictive Networks and for 5 years as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Gus is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Organizational Behavior.

We will provide a pizza dinner. Participants will need to bring their own device on which to use VAN. If you don't have the VAN you can share with someone who does or watch Gus' presentation onscreen.

$25 to anyone else who attends, and $20 to RI NOW members who attend. (This will be free for our newly endorsed candidates).

To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/van-training-with-ri-now-tickets-47168038874

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May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Winning Women: RI NOW PAC Fundraiser for 2018 Candidates

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Please join us on Monday, May 14th for food, drink, and great conversation as we raise money to support all endorsed candidates in 2018! 

Purchase tickets here.

The RI NOW PAC endorses candidates who agree with our goal to bring women into full participation in all aspects of public and private life without experiencing barriers based on gender. It is our core belief that, in order for women to do this, there must be:
1) both the right and the access to a full range of reproductive health care options, 
2) equal opportunity on the road to economic prosperity, 
3) equal civil rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, 
4) freedom from violence in all forms, and
5) a commitment to equality, including racial, economic and gender justice and equality.

We are very lucky to have Jennifer Lawless join us from Washington, DC as our keynote speaker. Professor Lawless is the Director of the Women & Politics Institute. She is an expert on women running for office, and political ambition more generally-- with ties to Rhode Island as well.

At the event we will also hold a silent auction, featuring lunches with previously endorsed electeds and products from women-owned businesses.

Finally, we will announce the five RI NOW PAC-endorsed candidates for statewide office (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, General Treasurer, and Secretary of State), and they will share some words with those in attendance as well.

Those who give at the Governor and Lt. Governor levels will be publicly recognized (including PAC to PAC donations), and receive other benefits to be announced soon.

You don't want to miss what will be one of the most exciting, fun, and meaningful events in the spring Rhode Island political scene!

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Apr
26
3:30 PM15:30

Senate Hearing for Net Neutrality Legislation

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Come testify in support of passing a Net Neutrality law in Rhode Island. The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled the hearings for S 2008 on Thursday 4/26/18 starting at 3:30pm. Make your voice heard, and help us show how overwhelmingly popular restoring Net Neutrality is to all Rhode Islanders.

We know the telecoms lobby has been pushing hard to make sure we don't pass a law. We need your help to make sure they aren't able to get their way, and price gouge consumers while controlling what information users can and cannot access.

Come prepared with one or two minutes of testimony (speak to what you know and make it relatable) or bring copies of written testimony to be given to the committee members. 

Contact NetNeutralityRI@gmail.com with questions, to receive talking points, or get more information about the campaign to pass Net Neutrality RI.

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Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

Free childcare at RI State House: Supporting Fair Pay & $15 Hearings

Who: Families interested in advocacy at the State House with children aged 3-11

What: Free childcare so parents can lobby and testify on H7427 and H7636 (both part of the Fight for Fair Pay & $15), or any other legislative matters they like that day! Kids will have art materials and games, along with allergy safe snacks and water.

Where: The State House Library

When: Tuesday, April 10th from 4:30-7:30 pm

Please RSVP here on this page, or email president@rinow.org, to let us know how many children you have who plan to attend.

**Special thanks to the Rhode Island Department of State Nellie M. Gorbea and her staff (especially Melissa Husband) for supporting this effort!**

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

RI NOW 2018 (Un)happy Hour

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Equal Pay Day is symbolic to the day that a woman must work up to to make the same amount of money that a man did the previous calendar year. This year, the date is April 10, 2018.

Join RI NOW (RI National Organization for Women) for (Un)Happy Hour at Hot Club on Tuesday, April 10 from 5:30-10pm to support equitable pay in this fun event!

Cash bar, $1 off drinks for the ladies from 6PM-8PM

Questions or concerns? Email: president@rinow.org

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Apr
10
4:30 PM16:30

Childcare at the RI State House: Supporting testimony for RHCA

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Who: Families interested in advocacy at the State House with children aged 3-11

What: Free childcare so parents can lobby and testify on H7340, the Reproductive Health Care Act), or any other legislative matters they like that day! Kids will have art materials and games, along with allergy safe snacks and water.

Where: The State House Library

When: Tuesday, April 10th from 4:30-7:30 pm

Please RSVP here on this page, or email president@rinow.org, to let us know how many children you have who plan to attend.

**Special thanks to the Rhode Island Department of State Nellie M. Gorbea and her staff (especially Melissa Husband) for supporting this effort!**

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Apr
10
3:30 PM15:30

Reproductive Health Care Act Public Hearing!

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***ACT NOW*** http://bit.ly/RHCA2018_Hearing

The Reproductive Health Care Act of 2018 will be heard before the House Committee on the Judiciary on April 10, 2018! 

Please join the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom! We will show that the people of Rhode Island demand our elected officials protect access to safe, legal abortion.

The hearing is expected to start at 4:30pm (until late). Let us know if you can make it! Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/RHCA2018_Hearing

Parking near the State House can be difficult on busy days, so please plan ahead and share rides if possible.

We will follow up with more details as they emerge.

More information: www.RICRF.org

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Apr
5
3:30 PM15:30

Lobby for Net Neutrality Legislation

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Come lobby legislators in support of passing a Net Neutrality law in Rhode Island. We will be meeting at the Rhode Island State House on Thursday 4/5/18 at 3:30pm.

Rhode Islanders deserve a open and fair internet. We need your help to stop the telecoms lobby from charging exploitive prices and picking and choosing what you can see on the web.

No prior lobbying experience necessary! Contact NetNeutralityRI@gmail.com with questions, to receive talking points, or get more information about the campaign to pass Net Neutrality RI.

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Mar
29
3:00 PM15:00

Paid Family Leave Campaign: Day of Action

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Join us in the RI State House library (2nd floor) on March 29 at 3pm as we introduce legislation that will improve one of Rhode Island's most successful programs: the Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program (TCI).

Rhode Island was a leader in creating one of the nation’s first paid leave programs for its workers in TCI. We can continue to lead the nation by making it even better!

Legislation introduced by Representative Blazejewski (H-7544) & Senator Goldin (S-2470) would improve the program by:
• Increasing the number of weeks a worker can use from four to six weeks in 2019 (and up to eight weeks in 2020)
• Expanding the category of qualifying family members to include grandchildren and siblings
• Increasing the amount workers can receive when they claim TCI

Join us and advocate for hard-working Rhode Islanders! To learn more about our campaign to improve paid family leave in Rhode Island visitwww.economicprogressri.org/paidleave

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Mar
27
3:30 PM15:30

Free childcare at the RI State House: Supporting affordable childcare

Who: Families interested in advocacy at the State House with children aged 3-11

What: Free childcare so parents can lobby and testify on the House Finance Committee hearing about affordable childcare (or any other legislative matters they like that day!)

Where: The State House Library

When: Tuesday, March 27th from 3:30-7:30 pm

RI NOW, with coalition partners, has organized this service for children aged 3-11 from 3:30-7:30 on Tuesday, March 27th. We do this to: 1) support efforts by the Governor, RI KIDS COUNT, and the Economic Progress Institute to expand and improve affordable childcare across the state, and 2) show the need for childcare at the State House so that more voices can be heard there-- on more than just one day!

We will have talking points available, and RI NOW legislative committee member Alyson Powell will give a quick run through of how the budget hearings work so you know what to expect. Kids will have art materials and games, along with allergy safe snacks and water.

Please note that at 4 pm we will have some opening remarks so we urge as many families to arrive by 3:45 to get the children settled. Note that your child's picture may be taken (even in the background).

EXCITING NEWS: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea will be speaking, along with Representative (and Lt. Governor candidate) Aaron Regunberg. Stay tuned for other announcements!

Please RSVP here on this page (and, if possible, please include the age of any child you will be bringing) or use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf51U8WTYzVE2_eHnyZDTL_hDPjuiqd5QXg3_5zM-3QXks6kg/viewform

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Muffins, Mimosas, and Missives

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Join us on Sunday, March 25th at 10am for Muffins, Mimosas, and Missives! Come meet RI NOW members in a casual setting - while still doing good by writing a personal letter to your state representative and senator thanking them or encouraging them to support particular issues! 

We will be meeting at the home of RI NOW president Hilary Levey Friedman. Please rsvp to president@rinow.org to receive the address. We can't wait to see you there!

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