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Our Mission

Together we are a force to be reckoned with

The Rhode Island Queer Political Action Committee (RI Queer PAC) is dedicated to creating equitable representation in state and local government by supporting queer, progressive candidates. In order to achieve this vision, we commit to education and defense of our community's voting power and accessibility. We pledge to support candidates that embody the core values of equity, community, representation, and intersectionality.

Our Values

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Through the embodiment of these values, we believe a people-centered government can be achieved and sustained.

Equity

We believe no one should have to struggle for the basic needs of life: Housing, Healthcare, Opportunity and Education.

Community

It takes a village. We know that our government is most effective when the communities it serves are engaged and have a voice.

Representation

We believe in representation but know that it is just a piece of the puzzle. The LGBTQIA+ community is far from a monolith; therefore, our representatives must be diverse and centered on the lived experiences of the community in policy making.

Intersectionality

We recognize that we must work at the intersection of oppressive systems in order to achieve political, economic and social justice.

Supporting Queer, Progressive Candidates

Despite the systemic inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ people in social and political life, queer candidates around the country are stepping up and running for elected office in historic numbers. Rhode Island is no exception.

 

We at the Rhode Island Queer PAC are determined to foster a network of support for queer candidates in the state and assist in laying the foundation for queer, progressive candidates to drive change at all levels of our local and state government.

 

We must back progress to see meaningful change and we need leaders that are not afraid to sponsor policies that will better our community. Leaders who will fight for queer rights, voter accessibility, and transparency for all to take part in

 our democracy.

 

We want to see the change that will benefit queer Rhode Islanders within our lifetimes.

 

You can put these leaders at the forefront of 

Rhode Island

RI Queer PAC Executive Team

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kimika ross

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Co-Director

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Ray Sirico

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Treasurer

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Ashley Cabrita

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Volunteer Coordinator

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Kelly Doern

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Volunteer Recruiter

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Ryan Vigneau

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Co-Director

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Tina Kane

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Executive Advisor

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Jacob Hunnicutt

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Development Director

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Julia Arcisz

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Executive Support

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