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Summer of Resistance 

Millions of Americans and many more around the globe gathered on January 21st to make a stand for women's rights, freedom and our democracy. That Million Women March was the idea of a single person who understood change happens from the bottom up. She also understood that rallies can be one of the most powerful tools for making your voice heard. Since then, millions of Americans have proudly and passionately shown their commitment to preserving our Democracy - marching and raising their voices. And many ask, "What do we do next?" 

This summer, Rhode Island will join America and the Democratic National Committee in a Summer of Resistance - we'll be announcing our plans soon and hope you'll join us. 

In the meantime, GET INVOLVED: register to vote, register others; volunteer in community and political groups; attend your local boards and commission meetings - better still, ask to serve; attend Party meetings; write letters and make calls; run for office or help others to. And if you are able to join our Women's Caucus follow us on Face Book and Twitter @RIDPWomensCaucus, and help us build the bench for 2018!   


Rhode Island Representative District 19

Chairman, Rhode Island Democratic Party



Elected Chairman in October 2014, Joseph McNamara was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1994 from District 19 in Warwick. He has served as Chairman of the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee for the past 12 years. 

McNamara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and a Master's degree in Education from Providence College. He is a retired Pawtucket public school administrator.