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Aaron Regunberg

Running for Lieutenant Governor
Rhode Island
Election: Sept. 12, 2018

Aaron is an organizer who has dedicated his life to fighting and winning progressive change. He founded and directed the Providence Student Union, a youth organizing program that has brought young people together to win real changes in their schools - ethnic studies classes, a reduced reliance on high-stakes testing, free student transportation, and more. Aaron also founded the RI chapter of the Working Families Party, and since 2014 has served as a state representative. As the leader of the progressive caucus in the General Assembly, Aaron led successful fights to increase RI's tipped minimum wage for the first time in 20 years, guarantee paid sick days for over 100,000 families who never before had it, expand renewable energy programs, reform solitary confinement, and push for bolder economic, climate, and racial justice solutions like single-payer, carbon pricing, a $15 minimum wage, and more. He is running for Lt. Governor to take this agenda to the next level in Rhode Island.