Chairman's Page

Resistance Summer has Begun!!!

Meet Jakub Lis and Michelle Arias, our two newest staff additions. They will be helping us this summer as we launch Resistance Summer - a nationwide effort to engage, educate and build the bench of the Democratic Party. Michelle will be working in our urban communities, educating women and Latinos about our Party, registering new voters and supporting our Women's Caucus; and Jakub will be working with our suburban and rural communities registering voters, doing field work with cities and towns, and laying the foundation for growth in our party in the months and years ahead.  

Fueled by the last presidential election, millions of Americans (and others worldwide!) have started a truly 'grassroots' effort to stand up for women's rights, freedom and our democracy. So, if you're asking the question, "What can we do?," to make a difference, join one of our caucuses - the women's caucus, I'm ABLE caucus, LGBTQ and Latino Caucuses - to take on voter registration drives, political education, letter-writing/ phone-banking, campaign-building and more. This is YOUR democracy! 

GET INVOLVED and follow us on Face Book  and Twitter @RIDemChair @RIDPWomensCaucus @RIDP_LGBTQ




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.