Jeanine Calkin

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Hi, my name is Jeanine Calkin. Since April of 2015, I have been organizing in Warwick to gather support for Bernie Sanders' Presidential race. Bernie's message inspired me to stand up and fight for the 99%.  I am a Democrat running for State Senate because I want our voices to be heard over the stagnant political system that has left every-day people like you and me, an afterthought. In our state, it is getting harder and harder to get a decent paying job. The Rhode Island middle class is disappearing, our jobs are leaving the state, and our government does little to help the working families who live here. As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I care about the future of our state.

Over the past year, I've been working with new friends in the community to promote Bernie’s message. I heard many stories of disappointment and frustration in our current representation.  Our elected officials give tax breaks to the wealthy, and require more and more from those that have the least.  For example, the proposed bus fares for seniors and the disabled, while maintaining tax cuts for the rich.

As State Senator, I will push to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, including the much contested new power plant in Burrillville, to investments and development of wind, solar, tidal and geothermal power.

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