With inflation on the rise, we need to do more to provide Rhode Islanders with the financial know-how they need to succeed in today’s economy. I believe the Treasurer has an obligation to the people, not just to be a steward of the economy, but to be a source of compassion and understanding for the financial challenges occasioned by today’s economy. I know those challenges because I’ve lived them, my family lived them and the people I served while Mayor of Central Falls—those I still interact with every day—have lived them. As Treasurer, I intend to implement a new program that brings consumer education workshops to high schools and community centers across our state. A Treasurer who takes an active stake in the financial health of all Rhode Islanders can help break generational poverty. I plan to be that Treasurer.