Sign Up to Join Our Campaign to Lift Families Out of Deep Poverty
By signing below you agree to be counted as a Rhode Islander who supports the changes proposed in the bills and to receive communication from The Campaign about how to help achieve passage. We will not publish your name.
I understand that the campaign will:
- Lift children out of deep poverty by increasing the RI Works monthly payment to 50% of the federal poverty level. The monthly benefit for a family of three would rise from $721 to $959. The benefit would be adjusted for future years to keep pace with inflation.
- Allow a parent to attend CCRI for 2 years to increase her earning potential.
- Increase the lifetime limit for benefits from 48 to 60 months so parents do not need to file an application for ‘hardship benefits’ to keep assistance. This reduces stress for the families and unnecessary administrative work for staff.