By Steve Rackett on November 16, 2017
Progressive activist and East Greenwich resident Justine Caldwell announced she is considering running for House District 30 against incumbent Republican Anthony Giarrusso. Caldwell was an important part of the effort to remove Joe DeLorenzo from a leadership position in the Democratic Party, and her and husband David Caldwell have been key organizers in the effort […]
Posted in East Greenwich, Elections, Featured, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Anthony Giarrusso, east greenwich, East Greenwich Town Council, Elections, Feminism, Gayle Corrigan, Justine Caldwell, Rhode Island State House, Sue Cienki | Leave a response
By Steve Rackett on October 25, 2017
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell is the representative for House District 5 in the Rhode Island General Assembly. She has often been the target of attacks from establishment Democrats. During the campaigns in 2016 she was referred to as “some woman from Jamaica” and as Providence Rules pointed out subject to a nasty dog-whistle attack by the former […]
Posted in Featured, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Joe Delorenzo, John DeSimone, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, minimum wage, racism, Sexual harassment, Teresa Tanzi | Leave a response
By Bob Plain on October 19, 2017
The Women’s Caucus of the Rhode Island Democratic Party is calling for embattled party leader Joe Delorenzo “to be immediately removed from his position as second vice chair of the RI Democratic State Committee,” the group said in a statement. Delorenzo took to AM radio earlier this week to disparage a female Democratic legislator who […]
By Steve Rackett on October 19, 2017
Delorenzo and others should, instead of saying that it never happened, listen and ask why they didn’t see it and what they can do to help prevent sexual harassment in the future.
By Bob Plain on October 18, 2017
After a group of mostly female Democrats called on former state Representative Joe Delorenzo to resign from his post as Second Vice Chair of the state Democratic Party yesterday, Delorenzo took to the airwaves and belittled one of the letter writer’s allegations that she was sexually harassed at the State House, which came to light […]
By Bob Plain on October 17, 2017
It might be time for Democratic Party official Joseph Delorenzo to resign, according to female lawmakers from across Rhode Island reacting to controversial remarks the Second Vice Chair made about the progressive wing of the party. “The RI Democratic Party believes in equality, values diversity, and is working to ensure economic security for all Rhode […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 17, 2017
“When we point out our concerns, the answer is ‘we have a very limited interpretation of the regulations’ but when National Grid fails to participate, the response is that you have a wide interpretation of the regulations.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Aaron Jaehnig, Andrew Poyant, Chief Resiliency Officer, Clean Water Act, Coastal Resources Management Council, Coastal Zone Management Act, crmc, FANG Collective, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Gina Raimondo, janet coit, Monika Huertas, national grid, Nick Katkevich, No LNG in PVD, Port of Providence, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rico Vota, RIDEM, Sean O'Roarke, Short Term Response Action Plan, STRAP, Terrence Gray | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 8, 2017
Rhode Island Muslims and recent refugees came gathered in Cathedral Square in Providence to feed the homeless.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Featured, Homelessness, Immigration, Music, Photos, Providence, Religion, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AHOPE, Americans Helping Others Prosper, Cathedral Square, Christina Roberts, islam, MAE organization for the Homeless, nderloin Opera Company, Sterk Zaza, Umer Akbar | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 7, 2017
“I don’t care what my employer believes,” wrote Mel DuPont, from the Committee to Pass RHCA in RI. “I need the insurance I work for to cover my needs. Not theirs.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Politics, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Affordable Care Act, Committee to Pass RHCA in RI, Craig O’Connor, Dominick Ruggerio, donald trump, General Assembly, James Langevin, Katherine Kazarian, Mel DuPont, Nicholas Mattiello, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Rachel Jarosz, Reproductive Health Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island, Roe. v. Wade, Sheldon Whitehouse, The Woman Project, United States House of Representatives, United States Supreme Court | Leave a response
By Justine Caldwell on October 5, 2017
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) voted no on HR 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Langevin had previously voted for this bill in 2013 and 2015.
By Bob Plain on October 4, 2017
Langevin voted against H.R. 36, a bill that would prevent abortions after 20 weeks instead of the 24. In the past, Langevin has supported this limitation.
By Steve Ahlquist on October 3, 2017
Valarie Lawson announced today that she is a candidate for Rhode Island Senate District 14, East Providence. She will be running against incumbent Daniel DaPonte, who has served in that position since 1999.
Posted in East Providence, Education, Elections, Featured, Labor, News, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Daniel DaPonte, Democratic City Committee, East Providence Education Associatio, National Education Association Rhode Island, NEARI, Valerie Lawson | Leave a response
By Justine Caldwell on October 2, 2017
Representative Jim Langevin (D) has historically voted in favor of this bill.
By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2017
Well over 400 people converged on India Point Park for the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ). Sister marches were held across the country. In Providence, the “march” was actually more of a rally.
Posted in Activism, Arkansas, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Gun Control, Health Care, Immigration, Indigenous Americans, Inequality, Justice, LGBTQ, National News, News, People, Photos, Poverty, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Sex Work, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AMOR, Arely Díaz, Behind the Walls, Black Studies Academy of Rhode Island, Blue Lives Matter, Cata Lorenzo, Celeste Terry-Lo, Community Defense Project, Community Safety Act, CSA, Daniel Chhum, DARE, David Veliz, direct action for rights and equality, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, India Point Park, John Prince, Justice Gaines, M4RJ, Malchus Mills, March for Racial Justice, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Marco McWilliams, Narragansett Tribe, Niko Merritt, Nirva LaFortune, No LNG in PVD, Project Weber/RENEW, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Randy Noka, rent control, Ron Lewis, Sankofa Community Connection, Seneca Pender, Stephen Dy, Tatiana Jones, Times Squared Academy, Vanessa Flores-Maldonaldo, Yojaida Heredia | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 29, 2017
“Sometimes hotel housekeepers feel we are invisible even though we do hard, important work,” said housekeeper Raquel Cruz. “We’re so proud of our accomplishments both at work and with our new union agreement.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, Labor, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Jenna Karlin, Procaccianti Group, Providence Renaissance, Raquel Cruz, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Unite Here Local 26 | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 21, 2017
“The activist that I am is breaking the system from within,” said Latifat Odetunde, a senior at Classical High School and a member of Youth in Action speaking at a conference on “Youth-Led Social Justice Activism in Rhode Island.”
Posted in Activism, Education, Featured, Inequality, Photos, Politics, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Ashley Gomez, Classical High School, Community Defense Project, Community Safety Act, CSA, Dorbor Tarley, E-Cubed Academy, gang database, Gloria E Anzaldúa, Kafui Glover, Keith Catone, Latifat Odetunde, Lincoln School, providence student union, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, psu, Rhode Island College, Steven Dy, Student Bill of Rights, Thaina Merlain, Virginia Georgiev, Youth in Action | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 18, 2017
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced funding to cover every Rhode Island DACA recipient eligible to renew their application before the October 5 deadline.
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By Steve Ahlquist on September 18, 2017
“Every time I drove up this hill and saw that big gray wall I said, ‘This wall needs something. It needs a mural,'” said Hannah Resseger, “I wanted it to be something about the history.”
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, History, Immigration, Installations, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Women | Tagged aaron regunberg, B Mor Seven, Billy Taylor Park, Blake Filippi, Brown University, Carl's Diggins House of Jazz & Soul, Celebrity Club, Dannie Ritchie, Danny Lopes, Elisa Perez, Gina Rodriguez, Hannah Resseger, Hard Scrabble Riot, Harold Metts, Jalia Godette, Mt Hope Learning Center, Mt Hope Neighborhood, Nirva LaFortune, Paul Filippi, Providence Department of Arts Culture and Tourism, Providence Police Department, Raffini, Snow Town Riot, Sylvia Ann Soares, Tiana Northup | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 14, 2017
Under Rhodycare, “all Rhode Islanders pay into the system through a paycheck deduction and when it comes time to pay for childcare or eldercare you access your pooled contribution.”
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Labor, News, Rhode Island, Social Services, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Ai-jen Poo, Caring Across Generations, jobs with justice, Mike Araujo, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rhodycare, Sarita Gupta | Leave a response