Common Cause Rhode Island will give you a chance on Saturday morning, Nov. 10, to chat with state legislators from Barrington, Warren and Bristol.
“We want to get people together with legislators early on in the process,” said Caroline Mailloux of Common Cause. “We want to begin conversations before the General Assembly session starts.”
The community forum will run from 10 am to noon at the Barrington Public Library. It will focus on issues of government transparency and accountability in Rhode Island.
All of the legislators in the three towns have been invited, Mailloux said. As of Thursday, five legislators had committed to attending, including Sen. David Bates of Barrington, Sen. Walter Felag of Warren, and Rep. Jan Malik of Warren.
The event is open to anyone who wants to meet the recently elected legislators and talk about their plans for the upcoming legislative session outside of the recent campaign season, said Mailloux.
It will be an informal meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.
“It’s also part of our effort to get into the community outside of the State House,” Mailloux said. “We like to describe ourselves as ‘convenors of conversation’.”
Common Cause Rhode Island describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of representative democracy by ensuring open, ethical, accountable and effective government processes at the local, state and national levels by educating and mobilizing the citizens of Rhode Island, according to its website.
Contact Mailloux at (401) 861-2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.