For those ready to take action now
WHAT'S YOUR PASSION?
Here are three simple things you can do today to help build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.
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Vote "yes on 3" early in person at your local board of canvassers from February 10 until March 1.
Rhode Island’s special election on March 2 includes bonds to fund affordable housing and childcare facilities.
Take the 21-Day Equity Challenge
Ready to devote 15 minutes a day to equity? Try our 21-Day Equity Challenge. You may start when we launch on February 24, 2021 or any time after that.
Rhode Island needs more people to advocate for issues they’re passionate about. Are you ready to become an advocate?
We will be delivering our Advocacy 101 training in every city and town in Rhode Island over the next year.
IN THE NEWS
211 has received 90K+ calls about pandemic
"United Way's 211 call center has been inundated with questions and concerns from Rhode Islanders regarding the coronavirus pandemic… during an interview Wednesday… [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said the call volume increased roughly 40% from previous years, 'and [we] were already taking the most calls per capita in the country.'"
United Way pledged $100M toward equity
The Brown Daily Herald
"United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100M to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing, and employment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism… [Brown] University has pledged… $600,000… [over] the next four years toward the LIVE UNITED 2025 campaign."
Shekarchi unveiled legislative package
"House Speaker Joe Shekarchi on Monday unveiled a legislative package... that he said could go a long way toward addressing the state’s affordable housing challenges. 'Housing is a fundamental right for all humans and that’s not a reality today,' [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said. 'We know we have to do better.'"