Demystifying Democracy Toolkit

We believe in empowering ordinary Rhode Islanders to understand and access their government. We are creating a toolkit for citizen lobbyist to understand the processes that govern our state. Below are helpful tools to help Rhode Islanders get a start on becoming strong advocates in our democracy.

Glossary of Legislative Terminology

Yearly and Daily Legislative Timeline

Map of Standing Committees and Hearing Rooms

Finding and Tracking Legislation

Checklist for Testifying at the General Assembly

Watch the full video of I’m Just a Bill (held for further study): Understanding the Legislative Process in Rhode Island

Watch the full video of Making Your Point in 3 Minutes or Less: Testifying at the General Assembly

Watch the full video of┬áNo Math Required: Understanding Rhode Island’s State Budget Process