On November 8th, I joined Congressman Cicilline and Congresswoman DeLauro to discuss a federal platform to increase economic security for women in our country. This important platform includes a range of policies from pay equity to paid family leave.
On February 5, 2013, 20 years after our federal Family Medical Leave Act passed, I introduced the Temporary Caregiver Insurance Act because Rhode Island is ready for a program that cares for workers while supporting business.
Gayle Goldin with Congresswoman DeLauro and Congressman Cicilline, discussing When Women Succeed, America Succeeds economic platform
Rhode Island NOW Endorses Gayle Goldin for State Senate
Gayle Goldin receives Congressional Angels in Adoption Award
Temporary Caregiver Insurance passes into law
I am privileged to represent you in the Rhode Island Senate. I've completed my first legislative session and I want to let you know more about it. This session was, in many ways, historic, and I am honored to have been a part of the passage of marriage equality, an increase in the minimum wage, and changes to our health care system that improve transparency and equity.
I championed many issues that I believe are critical to creating a more equitable and safer Rhode Island, including Temporary Caregiver Insurance, an expansion of child care assistance, and gun control. I also championed a new law that will make oral chemotherapy more affordable and one that makes billing between health insurers and providers more efficient.
In 2014 I will continue fighting for initiatives which I sponsored this session, including repealing the voter ID law, protecting and increasing access to reproductive health care, and ensuring that we have clearer laws codifying when police can conduct strip searches.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the Rhode Island Senate and to listen to and learn from so many of you. As always, please contact me with your concerns, questions, and ideas.
Together, we will make Rhode Island a place where all families want to live and work.