By Steve Ahlquist on June 24, 2016
Rhode Island must raise the minimum wage to $15.
Rhode Island must implement single-payer universal health insurance for all residents.
By RI Progressive Democrats of America on June 23, 2016
“…continuing our strong stance against corporate welfare, we call on our political leaders to reject any subsidies for the Superman Building.”
Posted in corporate greed, Democrats, Featured, Infrastructure, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes | Tagged David Sweetser, High Rock Development LLC, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, RIPDA, superman building | 12 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 20, 2016
The Burrillville Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse three candidates for town council. All three oppose the $700 million fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant proposed for the town by Invenergy and supported by the present town council.
Posted in Campaign 2016, cities and towns, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Elections, Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Bob Perreault, Burrillville Democratic Town Committee, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, David Fox, David Place, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, Jim Alix, John Pacheco, Kimberly Brissette Brown, Michael Dutilly, Michelle Bouchard, Nancy Binns, Paul Fogarty, Stephen Mulcahey, Stephen Rawson | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 15, 2016
“I’m running for City Council to make Pawtucket a thriving, economically viable, sustainable city for our residents, our children, and our small businesses,” said Meghan Kallman, “Our Council needs new ideas and fresh energy, and I am ready to work hard to make those new ideas a reality”.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Featured, News, Pawtucket, Women | Tagged Crash Pawtucket, Elizabeth Maynard, Meghan Kallman, Pawtucket City Council, Pawtucket Juvenile Hearings Board | 1 Response
By Stephen Mulcahey on June 9, 2016
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Burrillville Democratic Town Committee… that it OPPOSES the construction of Invenergy’s Clear River Energy Center within the borders of Burrillville, Providence County or the State of Rhode Island
Posted in cities and towns, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News | Tagged Clear River Energy Center, Invenergy | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 7, 2016
Bell alleges that when O’Brien ran for office in 2009 and 2011, he failed to file his first two required financial disclosure statements. Candidates are required to file financial disclosure statement for the preceding year.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Featured, Labor, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Voting | Tagged Bill Deware, Raymond Gallison, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA, Sam Bell, William O'Brien | 1 Response
By Young Democrats of RI on June 3, 2016
YDRI wholeheartedly endorses Susan Donovan for the Democratic Primary in HD 69, Bristol/Portsmouth.
By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2016
“The tipping point for me to run,” said Delmenico, “was when the House Oversight Committee cancelled the hearings regarding 38 Studios and decided to look the other way, leaving us in the dark and footing the bill for millions.
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democrats, Elections, Featured, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, House Oversight Committee, Leadership Rhode Island, Nicholas Delmenico, Patricia A. Serpa | 4 Responses
By Food and Water Watch on May 26, 2016
Over a dozen national advocacy groups joined local community groups in delivering a letter to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo asking her to show climate leadership and revoke her support for the proposed Invenergy Clean River Energy Center in Burrillville, RI.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, National News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 350 CT, 350.org, AnastasiaThinks INC, Breast Cancer Action, burrillville, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Center for Biological Diversity, Clean River Energy Center, Climate Disobedience Center, Elders Climate Action, Environmental Action, Food & Water Watch, Franciscan Response to Fracking, Friends of the Earth, Gina Raimondo, Governors' Accord for a New Energy Future, Grassroots Environmental Education, Immanuel Congregational Church UCC Environmental Ministry Team, Invenergy, Jewish Climate Action Network, Justice Action Mobilization Network, Justice and Peace Office of the Congregation of Notre Dame USA, Kathy Martley, National Nurses United, Nick Katkevich, People Demanding Action, Popular Resistance, Progressive Democrats of America, South Coast Neighbors United Inc., Stand, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion, The FANG Collective, Toxics Action Center, U.S. Climate Plan, We Are Seneca Lake, Wenonah Hauter | Leave a response
By Robert Malin on May 19, 2016
The caucus in Nevada has been an messy affair from the beginning. Being new to the caucus process, there has been any number of irregularities and confusion, and none of this has been helped by the corporate media “dog race” coverage. Instead the media has tried in earnest to make the Bernie Sanders campaign the equivalent […]
By Andrew Stewart on May 19, 2016
What do Democratic Party Chair Joe McNamara, Justin Katz, the burning of the HMS Gaspee, and a concentration camp have in common? Quite a good deal! There is a bit of a schoolyard tiff being had out in public today between Joe and Justin where they are trying to see who can be the most […]
By Steve Ahlquist on May 13, 2016
“Those in charge seem to believe that everyone up there is good and ethical until the day charges come down,” said Sciliano, “The problem goes deep. Many officials up there aren’t looking out for us. They aren’t looking out for the state. All they are looking out for is themselves. It has to stop.”
By Steve Ahlquist on May 9, 2016
Governor Gina Raimondo agreed to meet with Burrillville residents about the proposed Invenergy power plant Monday evening after Kathy Martley, a Burrillville resident and founder of BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) invited her.
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, cities and towns, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Joseph Shekarchi, Kathy Martley, Paul Fogarty | 3 Responses
By Aaron Brett on May 9, 2016
Every night the “experts” on cable news explain how the Republican Party has failed to stop the unanticipated rise of Donald Trump. Everything on the excuse spectrum from simple ignorance to absolute culpability. They claim that the establishment Republicans did not take Trump seriously. His candidacy was looked at by many as an over the […]
By Andrew Stewart on May 1, 2016
It would seem at this juncture two things have happened that are worth contemplating following the victory of Bernie Sanders in the Rhode Island primary on April 26, 2016. Allow me to perhaps utilize a historical materialist perspective here and offer an objective summation of what I think has happened. First, Sanders has mobilized a […]
By Robert Malin on April 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders visit to Rhode Island was the largest political primary rally in RI, over 7000 people, since JFK. It is worth watching to see what all the excitement was about. If you have a liberal cause you believe in it is in there, but the difference is that it is not a campaign stunt. Look […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 22, 2016
I think the biggest message here, though perhaps not the one Whitehouse intended to deliver, is that the residents of Burrillville can count on getting no help from their Senator on this issue.
They are on their own.
Posted in Activism, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island | Tagged fang, fossil free ri, Gina Raimondo, Lisa Petrie, Lorraine Savard, Peter Nightingale, Sheldon Whitehouse, university of rhode island | 7 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2016
One time RI Future contributor Lisa Petrie was arrested at the State House this evening by State Police for failing to leave the State Room after protesters demanded an audience with Governor Gina Raimondo over the proposed Invenergy oil and fracked gas burning power plant proposed for Burrillville. Petrie is a member of Fossil Free RI and a long time environmental activist here in the state.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Photos, State House | Tagged fossil free rhode island, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Lisa Petrie, state house | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2016
Burrillville residents and local activists began a sit-in at Governor Gina Raimondo’s State House office, urging the Governor to drop her support of the fossil fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, News, State House | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Gina Raimondo, Kathy Martley, Marion Gold, MTBE, Nick Katkevich | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
Two large banners were dropped from the fourth floor of the Rhode Island Department of Administration Building outside the offices of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), to protest Commissioner Marion Gold’s support of the fracked-gas and diesel fuel power plant planned for Burrillville by Invenergy. One banner read, “All That Glitters is […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Invenergy, Kathy Martley, Nick Katkevich, OER, Rhode Island Department of Administration Building, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Sally Mendzela | 2 Responses