What does a hardworking man or woman look like going to an event after work? Let’s go one more step further! What does a working-class man or woman look like, after work, going to an event that would soon make Rhode Island history?
You could answer that question if you were present at One Townhouse Road in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, on May 6, 2019. You would have seen many wearing yellow shirts that had written on them, “We the People,” in an old town hall. Men and women rushed there after work to fight a governor, who has not upheld the United States Constitution.
On May 6, 2019, Hopkinton, Rhode Island, became the second town/city in Rhode Island to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. With a state that has a governor almost more than half of Rhode Island did not vote for, that was more than enough to get the working men and women up to fight for their United States Constitutional rights on a Monday night with Senator Elaine Morgan, who is not a politician. She is much more than the district’s senator. She is their public servant who looks beyond the lobbyist on Smith Hill, and she delivered for the people of her district.
The same night as the Rhode Island Republican statewide meeting, Sen. Morgan was there for her district and protected the rights of Hopkinton citizens.
The people in the southern and northern rural areas of Rhode Island are done! We get limited attention from our higher-office officials, because they are too busy up north trying to buy votes. But we have Elaine Morgan, a state senator who stood up to the highest office in Rhode Island.
Our governor realizes states can only give their citizens more rights, not take them away. She realizes that with a reproductive bill that would allow a nine-month abortion but does not want to upheld the federal statute on the second amendment.
She would have to amend the United States Constitution, which she is unable to as the state governor. As a Yale Law graduate, she should absolutely realize that it is not in his or her power to do so.
This vote resulted in a 3-2 split after Elaine Morgan presented a solution and with special guest speaker Ben Lafazia. A macro-systemic change does not have to happen in the prestige places, it starts in the little towns like Hopkinton with working class people, and I believe you can be part of it.