State policy should affirm all Rhode Islanders regardless of social class, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identity, or religious affiliation. Maria will work to ensure that all Rhode Islanders have their basic needs met: a roof over their head, healthy food on the table, and quality affordable healthcare.
The laws of Rhode Island must reflect the diversity of our state.
First Term Legislative Impact
Supported the re-activation of the Interagency Council on Homelessness and co-sponsored legislation to provide a Homeless Bill of Rights to prevent discrimination of individuals experiencing homelessness
Voted for a new law that requires insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism
Rejected a proposal by the Governor to eliminate RIPAE, a prescription assistance program for Rhode Island's seniors