Kendra Anderson

For Senate District 31

Kendra has been an activist for over 40 years having worked hard to bring reproductive rights to women back in the ‘70s. She spent most of her working life in education and social service. Early on she was a case manager and teacher at Head Start and created a workshop training series for home daycare providers. More recently as an environmental educator she taught school children about energy efficiency, and is the outgoing President of Climate Action RI, where she led a large group of dedicated volunteers.

Kendra currently teaches English to refugees and immigrants in order to help them transition to life here in Rhode Island. As an only parent to her son Jake, she often opened her home to friends who were struggling for housing or jobs helping them to get back on their feet. Kendra continues her advocacy and activism by fighting for the Reproductive Healthcare Act, environmental justice, and fair rules for the General Assembly.

“As a single mom, environmental activist, and teacher, I’ve worked hard so that others can live healthy lives and prosper. I’m running for State Senate because the rich and well connected have taken over, leaving the majority of us behind. I’m committed to green job growth with a livable wage, strong schools where students have the means to thrive, and clean water and air for all.”