Providence City Council, Ward 5
My name is Jackie Goldman, and I am running to be the first queer and non-binary person elected to Providence’s City Council. I work as an overdose prevention researcher, which means that I routinely see the ways that the War on Drugs, lack of affordable and low-income housing and stigma keep people in vicious cycles of systemic oppression. I am also a community organizer. I have worked with local legislators and other organizers to fight for Medicare For All, criminal justice reform, and climate justice.
Before getting my masters and working in public health research, I completed two AmeriCorp terms, one with the National Civilian Community Corps, and one with AIDS United. While the terms involved completely different work, they shaped the way that I see what the role of government should be.