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Policy for the People

Policy for the People is a detailed-but-approachable educational series for anyone who wants to better understand the state of local food policy, how it relates to what’s happening on a national and global scale, key issues that affect changes, and how you can get involved in building a more just and resilient food system for everyone in the Ocean State.

No prior policy or advocacy experience is needed. All are welcome!

2023 Legislative Review

August 22 | 11 am-1 pm

Summarizing the 2023 session outcomes as they relate to RI’s food system, a Bill Tracker review, and a look ahead to 2024 legislation.

Data & Resources to Uplift Your Local Food System

September 19 | 12:30-1:30 pm

Our new and improved municipal food system factsheets have powerful data and useful resources that can help guide community conversations and better understand where additional support and investment are needed!

    Announcing our 2024 Legislative Priorities

    October 17 |12:30-1:30 pm

    A deep-dive into the core issues, policies, and advocacy actions RIFPC is planning to prepare for the start of the legislative session this January.

    The Federal Farm Bill

    November 8 | 12:30-1:30 pm

    An update on the challenges and opportunities Rhode Island is facing related to the new Farm Bill.


    Food Advocacy 101

    December 12 | 12:30-1:30 pm

    How laws are made in Rhode Island, how advocacy from 2023 could impact 2024 policy priorities, and a panel on the importance of collaboration and the power of coalitions.



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