City Councilor Meghan Kallman

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

I believe that the city government should be here to help, and that Pawtucket needs to focus on what makes us great. The kinds of schools and scholarships that give us the chance to get a great education, find fulfilling jobs, and own our own homes, are getting rarer and rarer. We need to fight to make sure they don’t all slip away. As your City Councilwoman, I am committed to working hard everyday to make sure that doesn’t happen. You can read about my accomplishments during my first year in office here. These are the values that guide my choices:

  • I believe that the government should be here to help, not hurt. I am a strong proponent of transparency measures, including easy access to voting, a navigable city website, open meeting laws, and councilor term limits.

  • I believe that we must attend to the housing crisis that is affecting Pawtucket so urgently. I support policies that keep housing accessible and affordable for regular people, especially as we anticipate high levels of development with the new stadium and train station in our downtown.

  • I believe that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our economic policies should encourage, feature, and protect them. I believe that a thriving and healthy small business community helps make our economy more resilient.

  • I believe in a tax code that helps regular people, not policies that give handouts to the rich.

  • I believe that cities must prioritize the public good.

  • I believe in a minimum wage that supports a dignified life, and I support the Fight for $15I support workers’ rights to unionize and advocate, both in the city and in the state.

  • I believe that we need to invest in safer sources of energy, such as wind and solar so that our whole community can benefit from the green energy surge, and I believe cities can be at the forefront of this.

  • I believe that commonsense gun reform is overdue, and I believe in investing in public options—like schools and after-school and summer programs—that keep everyone safer in the long run.

  • I believe that city services and quality of life are tremendously important, and I believe those services should be rendered fairly across the neighborhoods in our community.

  • I believe that transit infrastructure--including reliable bus service and bicycle routes--is critical to keeping our neighborhoods and communities healthy, safe, and accessible. Many people in Pawtucket depend on public transit, and we must ensure that it is dependable.

  • I am a strong supporter of the arts, and I believe they make our community a richer and happier place.

  • I believe that, working together, we can build a stronger community and inspire pride in our city.

 

As your City Counselor, I promise to:

  • Welcome and include all of Pawtucket’s voices.

  • Be accessible and transparent about my decisions.

  • To listen carefully, enthusiastically, and humbly to the ideas from our community.

  • To hear each other out, even when we disagree.

  • Welcome the experiences, talent, and vision of our neighborhood and our city.

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