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Power Through Education Series: Legislating While Female w/ Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin

Rep19 and Vote Run Lead are proud to present the Power Through Education webinar series. This free series features our country’s top thought leaders, elected officials and political experts. Feel free to register for as many webinars as you would like. The webinars are for elected women and self-identifying women candidates, public servants and activists.

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Senator Goldin shares her experiences legislating through a gender lens and provides insights on how women can successfully build political power. She currently serves as a campaign advisor to Family Values @ Work. Previously, she served as the Strategic Initiatives Officer at the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, and as a consultant in the nonprofit sector. She began her career in Rhode Island working at a national organization focused on increasing access to health care for the uninsured.

As a newly elected senator, she championed the passage of Temporary Caregiver Insurance, making Rhode Island the third state to have paid family leave and the first to do so with job protection. Since then, she has successfully led efforts to expand the earned income tax credit, increase the tipped minimum wage, improve access to child care, protect student journalists’ freedom of speech, strengthen protections for LGBTQ youth, ensure that pregnant teenagers can consent to their own medical care, and create automatic voter and electronic registration. Senator Goldin has also introduced legislation to repeal Rhode Island’s voter ID law, ban high capacity magazines, strengthen sexual harassment protections, ensure pay equity, and require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns. She is the lead sponsor of the Reproductive Health Care Act, a bill that will continue to protect the right to an abortion in accordance with existing federal and state case law.

Kimberly Peeler-Allen will be the moderator for this session. Kimberly has been working at the intersection of race, gender and politics for almost 20 years. She is the Co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women.  Higher Height’s network includes over 90,000 members, donors and activists across the country that have helped elect 10 Black women to Congress, 1 Black woman to the US Senate and grow the number of Black women in statewide executive office and leading our nation’s largest cities.  Higher Heights has helped drive the national narrative about the power of Black women voters and has inspired countless Black women to step into their power whether it is as voters, activists or elected leaders.

In 2018, Kimberly was selected as one of the Roddenberry Fellowship's 20 incredible established and emerging activists to devote an entire year to projects that will make the U.S. more inclusive and equitable through their inaugural cohort.

Kimberly is also a founding member and served as Board Chair of ReflectUS, a non-partisan coalition of some of the nation’s leading organizations focused on women’s political leadership. She recently served as the Co-Executive Director of New York Attorney General Letitia James' Transition Committee. Kimberly also serves as a board member of ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equity. Kimberly is drawing on her life experience as an organizer and operative to write her first book, Activist Momma, a celebration of this intersection and the gifts that mothers bring to movement work. It profiles the lives of a group of black women who are leading some of the most impactful movements at the local and national level. 


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February 19, 2020 at 2pm - 3pm