Speaker Profile

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi
State Representative

Rep. Teresa Tanzi is a freshman in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, a pathological organizer, a feminist mom, a gardener, an activist, a biker, a wanna-be farmer and sometimes even makes dinner. She is a terrible friend, but a passionate advocate for women's equality, marriage equality, public transportation, tax fairness, producer responsibility, and walkable, bikeable, livable communities. Since moving to RI in 2000, she has worked with victims of domestic violence, helped start a community garden, organized a farm-to-food pantry program, joined the executive boards of the R.I. National Organization for Women and Rhode Island's own progressive stalwart, Ocean State Action. She unseated an 11-year incumbent in her first run for political office and looks forward to campaigning this summer to serve another term. She says she has so much more work to do and loves every minute of it.

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