About the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence

Reducing Death and Injury from Gun Violence Through Common Sense Means and Methods

Dedicated to changing the narrative of common-sense gun safety legislation.

Created by concerned citizens of Rhode Island in 2013, after the failure of the Rhode Island General Assembly to pass common sense gun legislation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.

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RICAGV Board of Directors

Linda Finn, President

Sydney Montstream-Quas, Vice President

Julia Wyman, Legislative Director

Nan Heroux, Secretary

Rosanne Zimmerman, Treasurer

Peter Bilderback

Teny Gross

Our Partners

These organizations have joined with RICAGV on many occasions to provide invaluable support, awareness and resources that are critical to our shared mission of reducing gun violence in Rhode Island.

#300 Men

#300 Women

American Academy of Pediatrics, RI Chapter

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Bally Humanufactured, LLC 

Baptist Peacemakers

Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Brown Students Against Gun Violence

Center for Southeast Asians

Citizens Who Care

City Kitty

Columbus Cooperative

Community Care Alliance

Congregation Beth Sholom

Day One – The Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center

East Bay Citizens for Peace

East Greenwich Academy Foundation

Eastern States Youth to Youth

Eyeland Recording Studio at the Columbus Theatre

Family Service of Rhode Island


Higher Ground International, Inc.

Highlander Charter School

Humanists of Rhode Island

Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence 

Islamic School of Rhode Island

Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Community Relations Council 

Latino Public Radio

League of Women Voters of Rhode Island

Local Brew Coffeehouse

Low Anthem

Mayor James Diossa, City of Central Falls and member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Muslim American Dawah Center of Rhode Island

NAACP Providence Branch

National Association of Social Workers – RI Chapter

National Coalition of 100 Black Women – RI Chapter

National Council of Jewish Women

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

New Bridges for Haitian Success

Newtown Action Alliance

OIC of Rhode Island

ONE Neighborhood Builders

Parents Across Rhode Island

PeaceLove Studios

Peace RI

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Project: Night Vision

Providence Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Providence Housing Authority

Providence Inner City Arts/ Roots Cultural Center

Providence Student Union

Religious Coalition for Violence Free Rhode Island

Renewal Group, Inc.

Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians

Rhode Island Antiwar Committee

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health –  RICOSH

Rhode Island Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Rhode Island Mayoral Academies

Rhode Island Medical Society

Rhode Island Ocean Tides Senior Games, Inc.

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

Rhode Island Progressive Democrats Association

Rhode Island Psychological Association

Rhode Island State Council of Churches

Sakonnet Peace Alliance

Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook School Team 26

SKL Memorial Foundation

So Many Blessings, LLC

Sophia Academy

SouthSide Elementary Charter School

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Stop Handgun Violence

Temple Beth-El, Providence

Temple Emanu-El, Providence

Temple Habonim, Barrington

The Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island

The Esscence T. Christal Memorial Foundation

The Faculty of the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College

The Peace Flag Project

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Rhode Island

URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies

Year Up- Providence

Yellow Peril Gallery

Young Voices

Youth in Action

Youth Pride Inc.