RILPAC selects its policy priorities by voting on the recommendations of the Platform Committee at monthly Board and Member meetings. RILPAC's platform for 2018 centers on education, immigration, healthcare, equity, and more. Check back often for updates.
A 2017 report by the Annie Casey Foundation found prospects for Latinx children in Rhode Island to be the worst across the nation. RILPAC supports an education system that provides all our state's children with the targeted supports they need to succeed, and advocates for equitable structures that provide much-needed services in vulnerable communities.
In 2017, the Trump administration announced plans to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, removing protections for nearly 800,000 young people brought to the United States as children. RILPAC supports the continuation of DACA and advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, including a permanent path to citizenship for our state and nation's DREAMers.