Contact your Legislator

Take action today!

Call House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi & urge him to take action and help pass the Multilingual Educator Investment Act (H6023) and the Support and Access to Bilingual Education Act (H5777). 

You can call Speaker Joseph Shekarchi at (401) 222-2447.

Sample Script:

Hello, my name is _____ and I am a (teacher/ student/ parent / etc.) I’d like to express my support and urge you to pass House Bill 6023, the “Multilingual Educator Investment Act,” and House Bill 5777, the “Support and Access to Bilingual Education Act.”

House Bill 6023 needs to pass in order to ensure that our schools are being staffed by the highly qualified, underemployed talent that exists in our state. Facing a historic teacher shortage, this is a long-term, sustainable solution to recognize talent in Rhode Island and remove financial barriers to that teachers can be in classrooms where they are needed and belong.

House Bill 5777 must pass in order to fulfill our promise of high-quality education to our students, by implementing and expanding bilingual/dual-language programs which have the highest rate of success for monolingual and multilingual students alike.

[Optional: Talk about how either or both of these bills would affect you or your loved ones.]

Once you’re done- call or text five friends and ask them to do the same. Together we can pass these bills!

Ready to do more?

Join us at Multilingual Education Impact Days at the State House:

  • Tuesday, June 6th  3 PM – 4:30 PM. 
  • Thursday, June 8th  3 PM – 4:30 PM. 

We’ll talk to our legislators about the importance of passing the only policy solution to our state-wide teacher shortage and the urgency of investing in long-term, sustainable solutions that benefit ALL students.

Metered parking is available on Smith, Francis and Gaspee streets.

If you are planning to join us for any of these dates, please sign up using this Google form.

Other ways to support:

If you are unable to join us at the State House on our Multilingual Education Impact Days, feel free to join us on Twitter (@multilingualRI) during those times and tweet at our legislators urging them to support and pass this bill!

To send your legislators a pre-written letter of support: use this link.


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