Take Action

Get Common Cause Updates

Get breaking news and updates from Common Cause.

Our Campaigns

Get involved in pro-democracy campaigns in Rhode Island


Learn how you can do more to strengthen democracy.

Support Our Movement

Make a contribution to support Common Cause today.

Find Your State

Blueprint for a Great Democracy

Reimagining Civic Participation in Rhode Island

COVID-19 has forced significant changes to our democracy, from elections to public meetings. It has given us an opportunity to reimagine civic participation in our state.

How do we sustain high levels of participation? How can we improve our democratic structures so they work for everyone? How do we build new ways of engaging people in the people’s business? How do we ensure transparency and allow for meaningful dialogue in our civic structures? What has COVID-19 taught us about technology and civic engagement?

Join Common Cause of Rhode Island for a two-part virtual experience focused on reimagining timely civic engagement topics:

Reimagining Public Meetings

Sunday, November 29, 2020

7:00-8:15 p.m.

Featuring community members Stephanie Gonzalez, Stephanie Machado, David Petrarca, Brent Runyon, and Ramona Santos.

Following the event, Common Cause will share commentary from Liza Burkin, Shawn Selleck and Christina Bevilacqua.


Reimagining Elections

Sunday, December 13, 2020

7:00-8:15 p.m.

Featuring community members the honorable Angela McCalla, Cherie Cruz, Cristin Langworthy, Alex Taylor and Nick Lima.

Following the event, Common Cause will share commentary from Professor John Caserta, Dr. Gretchen Matcha and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.


You will be an important part of this event. When you register, you’ll be invited to participate in a survey about your own experiences with public meetings and elections. Survey responses will be shared during the online events.

Questions? Contact John Marion at john_marion@commoncauseri.org.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

Join the movement over 1 million strong for democracy

Join us: Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.