use your voice
Lobby Day 2024
February 6, 2024 · 3-5pm at the Statehouse, we will urge our legislators to support RI public schools and good paying jobs for all
Then YOU get to use YOUR VOICE to talk briefly with legislators and urge them to support strong public schools and good paying jobs for all. We know one-on-one conversations are the most effective, and this is a great opportunity for you to speak directly to the State Representative and Senator that represent your district about NEARI’s legislative priorities.
We are looking for representation from all Locals, with a Lobby Day Captain from each who will serve as point person between the Local and your NEARI UniServ. We will also host a virtual meetup prior to Lobby Day as well as information packets on the the day of the event. Light refreshments will be served in the Statehouse Library.
Urge your legislators to support strong public schools and good jobs for all!
Lobby Day Captains will be appointed by the Local President and will be responsible for recruiting, tracking, and updating members. Captains will also be the liaison between the Local and your NEARI UniServ. If you would like to serve as your Local's Captain, contact your Local President.
Local Presidents, please submit your Lobby Day Captains to your UniServ Director by November 27.
This promises to be a fun, rewarding, and productive experience and a great way to get involved! Captains and members will attend a brief Zoom meeting on January 23. We will outline NEARI's legislative priorities, review the day's agenda, and provide guidance for your one-on-one conversations.
It's your right to lobby your legislators, and it's important to exercise that right for the benefit not just of yourself and your colleagues, but also to improve our state. Read more from our Government Relations Director on the importance of NEARI's political work. If you want to know what it's like to testify, Teachers' Association of Newport Vice President David Koutsogiane has a post about his experience.
Sign up for Lobby Day
It's always more fun to work with a partner - recruit friends to come with you to the Statehouse. Send them the below flyer and encourage your union brothers and sisters to join us!
Flyer for sharing
Print out this paper sign-up sheet for those in-person meetings.
Lobby Day Rally/Press Conference
RI Statehouse Library