The Rescue Rhode Island Act will set us on the path to a future where every Rhode Islander – Black, brown, and white, Indigenous and immigrant – has a safe place to call home, food for their family, and clean air to breathe and water to drink.
We'll put thousands of Rhode Islanders to work building affordable, green homes, running local farms and community gardens, installing rooftop solar panels for low-income households, cleaning up pollution, and slashing the carbon emissions that are causing the climate crisis.
Create thousands of dignified, well-compensated jobs and launch a large-scale, union-led job training program to give workers the skills necessary to join expanding Green New Deal industries.
Build thousands of high-quality, energy-efficient, affordable apartments, and install rooftop solar panels on tens of thousands of low-income households, slashing carbon emissions and dramatically reducing utility bills.
Remove polluting industries – like petroleum refineries and toxic waste storage sites – from frontline and overburdened communities, and fund environmental cleanup projects – such as replacing lead pipes – for local residents.
Start a group of urban community gardens and rural farms that pay workers fair wages to grow nutritious food locally, using practices that are good for the earth.