(1.23) The good people at Common Cause know that if more people were to learn how things work at the state house, then more people would get involved. It can seem a little daunting and some legislators would like it to stay that way. Let’s get in there and shake things up.
So head over to Metcalf Auditorium Thursday for I’m Just a Bill (Held for Further Study)*.
This Demystifying Democracy session will teach you the basics of how the General Assembly makes laws, and how you can get involved, including by offering testimony on the issues you care about.
State Representative Lauren Carson (D- Newport), State Representative Katherine Kazarian (D-Providence), and Common Cause Rhode Island Board Member and Save the Bay Advocacy Coordinator Jed Thorp will participate as panelists for our first event of the decade. They will share insights on how the legislative process really works in Rhode Island and how you can become an effective advocate.
*Panelists subject to change*
Demystifying Democracy is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
*My experience with that “held for further study” thing? It’s the procedural equivalent of “We sent the cat away to live on a farm.”
6pm to 7:30pm, Thursday, January 23, Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, (directions)