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In 2012, Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RI CAN) distributed 17,901 bags of food and 4,264 bags of personal supplies to 883 households throughout the Washington County area, along with 5,905 visits to our emergency food pantry alone–which equates to serving a total of 20,273 people annually.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY, the oldest mass-based political party in the world. The party traces its ancestry to the collaboration between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison of Virginia and Aaron Burr and George Clinton of New York. The four founders of the party may first have gathered in upstate New York in 1791 when Jefferson and Madison were allegedly on a botanical expedition to observe the vegetation and wildlife of the region. The fateful alliance between Virginia and New York, between the planters and small farmers of the South with the small farmers of the West and urban workers of the East, began a durable coalition of American politics that has endured into the present .

What is Left or Right Wing Politics?

What Is Left Or Right Wing

The terms left wing and right wing are based on the seating arrangements in the French National Assembly, which directly preceded the French Revolution. The basic beliefs of each side are still equivalent to those of the parties seated there. Left wing generally refers to more "liberal" or "progressive" views (as in wanting to change things in ways that have not been tried before), based on the belief that people are basically good and the government has a responsibility to care for all of its citizens to some degree.

 Right wing usually refers to more "conservative" or "regressive" views (as in wanting things to stay the same or return to how they used to be). It is characterized by a belief in the natural selfish nature of humans and the view that achievement is equivalent to worth. The government should stay out of people's affairs and not force the more productive citizens to subsidize the less productive citizens.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jul 19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 16 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 20 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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