Common Cause Rhode Island Celebrates Legacy of Founder Natalie C. Joslin
Natalie C. Joslin, founder of Common Cause Rhode Island and a lifelong advocate for the common good, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2023.
Natalie was a devoted, determined advocate for a better Rhode Island. She was inspired by Common Cause founder John Gardner’s call to action: “Everyone is organized except the people.” She founded Common Cause Rhode Island at 21 Meeting Street in 1970, and spent her entire life helping Rhode Islanders to organize behind the issues that matter most, even volunteering for the organization long after her retirement.
We’re heartbroken by this loss, but we will memorialize Natalie’s legacy through our continued commitment to achieving a democracy that works for all of us.