Terri Cortvriend District 72 RI State Representative

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you! I'm thrilled to be returning as your State Representative. It is my honor and privilege to serve the people of Middletown and Portsmouth who live in District 72. Please feel free to reach out to me with any question, opinion, or concerns you may have. My email is terricortvriend@gmail.com or you can call me at 401-472-4789. You can also speak with me in person at my regular ``Talks with Terri`` events. For times and locations, please check my Facebook page or events page. Also, please sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date on happenings in our district. In order to better serve you and our community, I would really appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me.

Sincerely

Terri Cortvriend

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    Accessible Representation at the State House for District 72

    I will continue to work tirelessly to champion good legislation, good policy, through the state process to passage. Legislation that will positively change our lives on the Island and throughout the State.

    I will continue to advocate tirelessly for people with disabilities, small businesses, environmental resiliency, students, improved infrastructure, and for a fiscally responsible, transparent, accessible state government.

    Youth Substance Use Prevention

    Having learned about the experiences some of my constituents have had in relation to youth substance use, and the potential grief and loss that accompany’s that, I am dedicated to addressing this challenge. In previous legislation sessions I have co-sponsored and introduced multiple bills (attached below) in effort to prevent youth substance use. I believe we can go further, by …….

    H5293, H5558, H5603, H5935, H7619, H7488, H7682,

     

     

    Small Business

    Terri believes that Aquidneck Island’s business future is bright, and for it to be even brighter she prioritizes them in every decision she makes. To help achieve this brighter future State Government should invest in the infrastructure that supports the economic development of our strengths: such as our marine trades industry, naval support businesses, and environmental improvement businesses. Following the COVID-19 Pandemic our great hospitality industry will continue to rely on our support, and I plan on supporting them to the best of my abilities. As a small business owner for the last 27 years, I understand the hardships and tribulations small businesses are going through right now. In addition to introducing and co-sponsoring legislation (attached below), I worked first hand with numerous local companies, helping them navigate the EIDL and PPP federal programs throughout 2020.  

     

    H5851, H5306, H5398, H7500, H7346, H7533, H7615, H7861,

    Environmental Efforts

    Aquidneck Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world, however with that beauty comes many challenges.  Climate change has already had an effect on many islanders, and the problems are only continuing to get worse. Although Rhode Island is small, I believe we can make a big difference by leading the nation in environmental efforts. I look forward to continuing the persisting battle by introducing new legislation this term, building on the bills (attached below) I introduced and co-sponsored in my first term.

     

    H5563, H5565, H5631, H5730, H6063, H6064, H7307, H7174, H7216, H7426, H7471H7868, H7873, H7903

    Disability Concerns

    Society should value every person, right now in Rhode Island there is work that must be done for society to show it values disabled persons. In my first term I introduced, and co-sponsored numerous bills (Attached below) that I believe help achieve that. However more work must be done, this year and next year I plan on…..

     

    H5562, H5604, H7295, H7732

    Student Advocacy

    We need to provide children with stable environments where they can continue their education with the least amount of disruption. We also must do all we can to ensure the safety of our students while in school, including providing the best training we can, whether it be suicide prevention or reacting to seizures.  Students, especially those with student loans have rights and they must e fought for. I have introduced and co-sponsored related bills (see attached) in the past and plan on continuing in my next term…

     

    H5564, H5605, H5425, H5602, H5936 (Signed into Law), H6107, H7291, H7832

     

    Community Outreach

    Throughout my first term, without out a doubt, my favorite part of being State Representative for District 72 is meeting with my constituents.  Wether it be canvassing, or on Talks With Terri I really enjoy listening to my constituents and learning more about not only their views on state issues, but their lives.  If the Pandemic has a silver lining for me, it is that it has given me an opportunity to truly work for my constituents. Whether it be helping connect them with healthcare services, work with local businesses as they tacked through the most chaotic economic time in recent history, or deliver meals to local groups it has been an amazing experience. I look forward to reaching to even more constituents in person as soon as it is safe to do so.

    Phone: 401-472-4789

    Email: rep-cortvriend@rilegislature.gov

    Youth Substance Use Prevention

    Having learned about the experiences some of my constituents have had in relation to youth substance use, and the potential grief and loss that accompany’s that, I am dedicated to addressing this challenge. In previous legislation sessions I have co-sponsored and introduced multiple bills (attached below) in effort to prevent youth substance use. I believe we can go further, by …….

    H5293, H5558, H5603, H5935, H7619, H7488, H7682,

     

     

    Small Business

    Terri believes that our kids and grand-kids deserve an opportunity to grow and prosper here on Aquidneck Island. Our support of the Navy is critical to growing local, good-paying jobs. State Government should invest in the infrastructure that supports the economic development of our strengths: such as Undersea and Signals Technology from NUWC, Wind Energy from our coasts, and our growing marine trades industry. In turn, a strong economy supports our great hospitality market. 

    “As a small business owner for the last 27 years, I understand the demands and challenges of being an employer and complying with government regulations. I will work to strike a balance between protecting workers and not overburdening employers.”

    Environmental Efforts

    Aquidneck Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world, however with that beauty comes many challenges.  Climate change has already had an effect on many islanders, and the problems are only continuing to get worse. Although Rhode Island is small, I believe we can make a big difference by leading the nation in environmental efforts. I look forward to continuing the persisting battle by introducing new legislation this term, building on the bills (attached below) I introduced and co-sponsored in my first term.

     

    H5563, H5565, H5631, H5730, H6063, H6064, H7307, H7174, H7216, H7426, H7471H7868, H7873, H7903

    Disability Concerns

    I believe society should value every person, right now in Rhode Island there is work that must be done for society to show it values disabled persons. In my first term I introduced, and co-sponsored numerous bills (Attached below) that I believe help achieve that. However more work must be done, this year and next year I plan on…..

     

    H5562, H5604, H7295, H7732

    Student Advocacy

    We need to provide children with stable environments where they can continue their education with the least amount of disruption. We also must do all we can to ensure the safety of our students while in school, including providing the best training we can, whether it be suicide prevention or reacting to seizures.  Students, especially those with student loans have rights and they must e fought for. I have introduced and co-sponsored related bills (see attached) in the past and plan on continuing in my next term…

     

    H5564, H5605, H5425, H5602, H5936 (Signed into Law), H6107, H7291, H7832

     

    Community Outreach

    Terri believes that engagement with our political process is critical to our democracy. 

     

    “As Rhode Islanders, we have a unique opportunity to actually make a difference in how our government functions. This is one of the things that I appreciate most about living in the smallest state in the country.”

    Youth Substance Use Prevention

    Having learned about the experiences some of my constituents have had in relation to youth substance use, and the potential grief and loss that accompany’s that, I am dedicated to addressing this challenge. In previous legislation sessions I have co-sponsored and introduced multiple bills (attached below) in effort to prevent youth substance use. I believe we can go further, by …….

    H5293, H5558, H5603, H5935, H7619, H7488, H7682,

     

     

    Small Business

    Terri believes that our kids and grand-kids deserve an opportunity to grow and prosper here on Aquidneck Island. Our support of the Navy is critical to growing local, good-paying jobs. State Government should invest in the infrastructure that supports the economic development of our strengths: such as Undersea and Signals Technology from NUWC, Wind Energy from our coasts, and our growing marine trades industry. In turn, a strong economy supports our great hospitality market. 

    “As a small business owner for the last 27 years, I understand the demands and challenges of being an employer and complying with government regulations. I will work to strike a balance between protecting workers and not overburdening employers.”

    Environmental Efforts

    Aquidneck Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world, however with that beauty comes many challenges.  Climate change has already had an effect on many islanders, and the problems are only continuing to get worse. Although Rhode Island is small, I believe we can make a big difference by leading the nation in environmental efforts. I look forward to continuing the persisting battle by introducing new legislation this term, building on the bills (attached below) I introduced and co-sponsored in my first term.

     

    H5563, H5565, H5631, H5730, H6063, H6064, H7307, H7174, H7216, H7426, H7471H7868, H7873, H7903

    Disability Concerns

    I believe society should value every person, right now in Rhode Island there is work that must be done for society to show it values disabled persons. In my first term I introduced, and co-sponsored numerous bills (Attached below) that I believe help achieve that. However more work must be done, this year and next year I plan on…..

     

    H5562, H5604, H7295, H7732

    Student Advocacy

    We need to provide children with stable environments where they can continue their education with the least amount of disruption. We also must do all we can to ensure the safety of our students while in school, including providing the best training we can, whether it be suicide prevention or reacting to seizures.  Students, especially those with student loans have rights and they must e fought for. I have introduced and co-sponsored related bills (see attached) in the past and plan on continuing in my next term…

     

    H5564, H5605, H5425, H5602, H5936 (Signed into Law), H6107, H7291, H7832

     

    Community Outreach

    Terri believes that engagement with our political process is critical to our democracy. 

     

    “As Rhode Islanders, we have a unique opportunity to actually make a difference in how our government functions. This is one of the things that I appreciate most about living in the smallest state in the country.”

    Youth Substance Use Prevention

    Having learned about the experiences some of my constituents have had in relation to youth substance use, and the potential grief and loss that accompany’s that, I am dedicated to addressing this challenge. In previous legislation sessions I have co-sponsored and introduced multiple bills (attached below) in effort to prevent youth substance use. I believe we can go further, by …….

    H5293, H5558, H5603, H5935, H7619, H7488, H7682,

     

     

    Small Business

    Terri believes that our kids and grand-kids deserve an opportunity to grow and prosper here on Aquidneck Island. Our support of the Navy is critical to growing local, good-paying jobs. State Government should invest in the infrastructure that supports the economic development of our strengths: such as Undersea and Signals Technology from NUWC, Wind Energy from our coasts, and our growing marine trades industry. In turn, a strong economy supports our great hospitality market. 

    “As a small business owner for the last 27 years, I understand the demands and challenges of being an employer and complying with government regulations. I will work to strike a balance between protecting workers and not overburdening employers.”

    Environmental Efforts

    Aquidneck Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world, however with that beauty comes many challenges.  Climate change has already had an effect on many islanders, and the problems are only continuing to get worse. Although Rhode Island is small, I believe we can make a big difference by leading the nation in environmental efforts. I look forward to continuing the persisting battle by introducing new legislation this term, building on the bills (attached below) I introduced and co-sponsored in my first term.

     

    H5563, H5565, H5631, H5730, H6063, H6064, H7307, H7174, H7216, H7426, H7471H7868, H7873, H7903

    Disability Concerns

    I believe society should value every person, right now in Rhode Island there is work that must be done for society to show it values disabled persons. In my first term I introduced, and co-sponsored numerous bills (Attached below) that I believe help achieve that. However more work must be done, this year and next year I plan on…..

     

    H5562, H5604, H7295, H7732

    Student Advocacy

    We need to provide children with stable environments where they can continue their education with the least amount of disruption. We also must do all we can to ensure the safety of our students while in school, including providing the best training we can, whether it be suicide prevention or reacting to seizures.  Students, especially those with student loans have rights and they must e fought for. I have introduced and co-sponsored related bills (see attached) in the past and plan on continuing in my next term…

     

    H5564, H5605, H5425, H5602, H5936 (Signed into Law), H6107, H7291, H7832

     

    Community Outreach

    Terri believes that engagement with our political process is critical to our democracy. 

     

    “As Rhode Islanders, we have a unique opportunity to actually make a difference in how our government functions. This is one of the things that I appreciate most about living in the smallest state in the country.”

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