Jackie is a queer and non-binary person running for Providence City Council in Ward 5, which comprises Mount Pleasant, Elmhurst, and Manton. Jackie works as a public health researcher whose work focuses on overdose prevention. At work, Jackie routinely sees how the War on Drugs, lack of affordable and low-income housing, and stigma surrounding addiction leave people in poverty and trapped in cycles of incarceration and houselessness right here in Rhode Island. Outside of work, Jackie is an activist and organizer with the Providence Democratic Socialists of America, where they’ve worked on political and legislative campaigns around Medicare For All, Harm Reduction, and decreasing the burden of the carceral state.
Jackie’s strong passion for our state’s capital and those that live there is palpable in all the actions they take. They understand that a community-run city will create more transparency in government and provide solutions that help ALL residents. Jackie brings government back to the people, and we support them in their journey.