Rhode Island's history begins with dissent. Way back in the colonial days, a group of ornery citizens was fed up with being forced to comply with the religious principles of the majority in Massachusetts. So, they split away and formed their own independent colony, which eventually became the state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's independence continues to this day, with its proud vote of defiance in the 2004 elections against George W. Bush. Rhode Island is a blue state, and so is in the minority, but Rhode Islanders never allow an unprincipled majority to stifle their own free speech. Rhode Island will always fight for liberty against the politics of theocracy and fear. In fact, Rhode Island has become a modern-day haven for liberals and freethinkers, offering solace to those who feel the weight of Republican government pressing down upon them.
We created this page of Rhode Island progressive resources in order to lend a helping hand to the state's liberal organizations and individuals. Even in a state as small as Rhode Island, we can't find all the progressive groups ourselves. We're looking for help in expanding out listings, so, if you know of any progressive candidates, information resources or organizations in Rhode Island that we don't have listed here, let us know so that we can consider including them in our growing index.
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