I'm honored that the White House called twice this year inviting me to join the President in DC. In April, I met President Obama in the White House moments before he signed an Executive Order on Equal Pay. Then, on June 23rd, I participated in the White House Summit on Working Families, where the President spoke about Rhode Island leading the way on paid family leave, a law I championed and won as a newly elected state senator.
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, pictured with Dr. Hollinshead, named RIPIN Legislator of Year
Gayle Goldin receives Congressional Angels in Adoption Award
Temporary Caregiver Insurance passes into law
In 2012, you elected me to be a strong, new voice for the East Side. In my first term, I introduced common-sense legislation to strengthen Rhode Island's economy. I championed Temporary Caregiver Insurance, making Rhode Island the third state in the country to ensure people can take time off work to care for loved ones - a law that President Obama recently said set a good example for our nation.
I made sure parents who need to improve their skills to get a new job can receive child-care assistance while in training.
I'm working to take our health care system to the next level and on legislation to save our environment. I've also been a supporter of marriage equality, raising the minimum wage, and finding real solutions to reduce crime.
I'm lucky to represent a community that cares about so many issues and allows me to be their voice in the Senate. Together, we are moving to a brighter future.
I have had the honor of being recognized nationally for my work in Rhode Island, but the real recognition comes from you. Thank you so much for all of your support, ideas, and involvement.