- February 6, 2013
Post submitted by David Contreras Turley, former HRC Associate Regional Field Director
With a marriage vote expected in the Rhode Island State Senate sometime this session, Rhode Islanders across the state are urging their Senators to support marriage equality for all families.
The Human Rights campaign is committed to passing marriage equality in Rhode Island, the last state in New England to approve legislation.
Momentum is on our side, following the House of Representatives' vote last week in favor of marriage equality in the Ocean State.
With staff on the ground, HRC is an active member to Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, the campaign working to ensure the Senate passes marriage this year.
In addition to two full-time field staffers, HRC recently contributed more than 20 computers, 20 cell phones and portable internet hotspots to help with the field effort across the state.
Just last Wednesday, the field team hosted its first phone bank at Brown University. Thirty-three students attended and used HRC’s phonebank equipment to call supporters in priority Senate districts and remind them to urge their Senators to vote for marriage equality.