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21st Century Transportation

Getting Rhode Island's state transportation priorities on track.

Issue | Tax

Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

No company should be able to game the tax system to avoid paying what it legitimately owes. And, yet, establishing shell companies in offshore havens for the purpose of tax avoidance is becoming more the rule than the exception for at least 83 of the nation's top 100 publicly traded companies.

Issue | Health Care

Fighting The High Cost Of Rx Drugs

Brand-name drug companies have been paying off generic drug makers to delay competition and keep prices high. This widespread pay-for-delay scheme needs to be put to an end. 

Label GMO Foods

While the U.S. remains the only industrialized country without mandatory GMO labeling, some major grocery stores, like Whole Foods, have committed to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients. But labeling GMO foods shouldn’t be the exception—it should be the law.

Issue | Health Care

Making Health Care Work

Now the fight for health care reform is in Providence, and so are the health care industry’s lobbyists. At stake is how we set up a new insurance marketplace in Rhode Island — the single biggest tool we have to clean up health care.

Protecting Consumers

RIPIRG’s consumer program works to alert the public to hidden dangers and scams and to ban anti-consumer practices and unsafe products.

Issue | Democracy

Reclaiming Our Democracy

Stanching the flow of special interest money in our elections.

Reining in Wall Street

We’re fighting for a financial regulatory system that guarantees consumers and taxpayers are protected from the predatory practices at the heart of this problem.

Issue | Food

Stop Subsidizing Obesity

Ending taxpayer subsidies for junk food.

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Priority Action

The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is threatening the effectiveness of lifesaving antibiotics. Call on the Food and Drug Administration to put an end to the worst practices.

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