Olneyville Unidos is a coalition of residents and organizations working together to increase the political representation of the Olneyville neighborhood through advocacy, voter mobilization and education. Members of Olneyville Unidos commit to working together to achieve these goals in a non-partisan manner. Olneyville Unidos was launched in May, 2012.
To get involved, please contact Tina Shepard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 401-351-8719 x 109.
Results to date:
- Staffed tables with Voter ID law information at several community events
- Held a Voter Registration Week resulting in 63 newly registered voters
- Organized a House District 8 Candidates’ Forum at D’Abate Elementary School with all three candidates present: Michael Tarro, John Lombardi and Libby Kimzey
- Promoted the Affordable Housing bond bill (#7) in the neighborhood, which received an average of 90% of voters’ support in the four Olneyville precincts
- Participated in the National “Trick or Vote” Get Out the Vote door-knocking campaign, outreaching to over 150 ‘likely to vote registered voters’ to remind them to vote at their polling location
- Ocean State Action Fund
- Manton Heights PHA
- Hartford Park PHA
- Joslin Community Development Corporation
- English For Action
- Manton Avenue Project
- The Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence