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A Green Wave

CARI’s Political Team is celebrating the primary victories of fully 13 of our 18 endorsed candidates — including CARI’s own former President Kendra Anderson! It’s a Green Wave!

Congratulations to these victorious climate champions:

Rhode Island House of Representatives:

CARI’s 2020 Primary Endorsements

Over the past four months, despite the pandemic, CARI’s Political and Legislative Mobilization group has grown, organized, and divided itself into eight regional teams spanning the state of Rhode Island. Each team has taken on the responsibility of researching and …

Endorsement: Leonela Felix for House District 61 (Pawtucket)

CARI is proud to endorse Leonela Felix, an attorney and long-time Pawtucket resident, for State Representative in District 61 (Pawtucket). Leonela is passionate about fighting the intersecting battles for climate justice, racial justice, and economic justice. She is determined to …

Endorsement: Jeanine Calkin for Senate District 30

Endorsed Candidate: Jeanine Calkin
Candidate for: State Senate, District 30 (Warwick)
Endorsing committee: CARI Politics Team – West Bay region


CARI is delighted to again endorse Jeanine Calkin for election to her formerly held Senate seat in District 30

Endorsement: Brianna Henries for House District 64 (E. Providence)

Endorsed Candidate: Brianna Henries
Candidate for: House District 64 (E. Providence)
Endorsing committee: CARI Politics Team – East Bay region

Briana Henries, a political newcomer and member of the Rhode Island Political Cooperative, is challenging the Democratic incumbent in House …

Endorsement: Mel DuPont for Senate District 22 (Smithfield/Johnston/N. Providence)

Endorsed Candidate: Melanie DuPont
Candidate for: State Senate, District 22 (Smithfield/Johnston/ N. Providence)
Endorsing committee: CARI Politics Team – Blackstone region

CARI enthusiastically endorses Melanie DuPont for State Senate District 22 (Smithfield). As an experienced activist who has advocated for …

Endorsement: Terri Cortvriend for House District 72 (Middletown/Portsmouth)

Endorsed Candidate: Rep. Terri Cortvriend
Candidate for: House District 72 (Middletown, Portsmouth)
Endorsing committee: CARI Politics Team – Newport region

Climate Action Rhode Island ( is pleased to again endorse our friend and climate champion Rep. Terri Cortvriend for re-election …