Endorsed Candidate: Alana DiMario
Candidate for: Senate District 36
Endorsing committee: CARI Politics Team – South County region
CARI is pleased to announce its endorsement of Alana DiMario for Senate District 36. Alana, a licensed mental health practitioner, is committed to taking action towards climate justice to combat climate change and its impact on Rhode Island. She supports the Act on Climate 2020 bill, and understands the importance of addressing the effects of climate change in urban areas and its underserved populations.
Alana has stated that she intends to address climate change by focusing on the aging natural gas infrastructure to reduce leaks and the resulting carbon emissions, enforcement of the mandates determined by the Act on Climate 2020 bill, and issues related to mitigating damage from increased flooding, including statewide mapping of storm drains and determining who is responsible for their maintenance. Alana is involved in the Legislative Committee of the National Organization for Women (RI Chapter) and organized the chapter’s annual meeting this year on the topic of Climate Change, including a panel of scientists, advocates, and legislators to educate members on current climate change and environmental legislation.
Alana will be a committed ally for the climate in the RI Senate, and CARI is happy to give her our enthusiastic endorsement.