By Steve Ahlquist on June 20, 2017
“We are excited to endorse the only woman of color in a crowded field vying for a seat at the table, and we know she will be a strong voice for Ward 3 on Providence’s city council,” said Amanda Clarke, past president of RI NOW.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Politics, Providence, Women | Tagged Amanda Clarke, Daniel Chaika, Mark Santow, National Organization for Women, Nirva LaFortune, now, RI NOWRI NOW PAC, ward 3 | Leave a response
By Jenifer Howard on June 15, 2017
On July 22, 2017, VoteRunLead.org is partnering with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island to bring VoteRunLead’s popular “Run As You Are” workshop series to Rhode Island.
Posted in Elections, Events, Featured, Politics, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Erin Vilardi, Kelly Nevins, New England Institute of Technology, Run As You Are, Through A Gender Lens, VoteRunLead, Women's Fund of Rhode Island | 1 Response
By Nicole Cordier on June 13, 2017
The report highlights the multitude of issues facing transgender and gender non-conforming students, including privacy and confidentiality, the use of students’ preferred pronouns and participation in gender-segregated activities.
Posted in Featured, LGBTQ, Women | Tagged Access to Public Records Act, ACLU of RI, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, apra, arcela Betancur, Marcela Betancur, RI Department of Education, ride, Steven Brown | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 12, 2017
Providence kicked off Pride on Sunday with a rally at the Rhode Island State House followed by a march to Providence City Hall for a Pride Flag raising event featuring Mayor Jorge Elorza and Governor Gina Raimondo. Across the country Pride events are being challenged to be more inclusive and diverse. In Boston yesterday the […]
Posted in Activism, Boston MA, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, LGBTQ, National News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged After Orlando, Ashley Delgado, Beth Alianiello, Christian Fairlove, Dave Rabinow, George Evans Marley, Gina Raimondo, Jeff Hodge, Joe Wilson Jr, jorge elorza, Kate Monteiro, Kelly Henry, Lynne Collinson, Melody Lucas, Milly Massey, Naomi Chomsky, Nika Lomazzo, Orlando FL, pride, Pride Flag, Providence City Hall, Pulse, Rhode Island Pride, Rhode Island State House, Tim Rondeau, Wilbury Theater Group | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 5, 2017
“When you see me, I reflect my best parts, because I am you, we are one heart.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Justice, Photos, Poetry, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Unemployment, Video, Women | Tagged #PVDPublicCanvas, Bandaloop, Christopher Johnson, Community Safety Act, CSA, PVDFest, Roger Williams, Women's March | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 17, 2017
“When working people or their family members get sick, they are forced to decide whether they can afford to lose a day’s pay to get the care they need. As the owner of a business where food is served, I don’t want my employees to have to be in that position. I also don’t want them to come in sick when they are handling food, and I know my customers don’t want that, either.”
Posted in Business, Connecticut, Domestic Violence, Economics, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Labor, Massachusetts, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Vermont, Women | Tagged AARP, Bryan Rinebolt, Chrissy Tek, District 1199 SEIU New England, Doug Hall, Economic Progress Institute, EPI, fuerza laboral, Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, Hudson Street Deli, Institute for Women’s Policy and Research, Interview Connections, Jason Chooporian, Jessica Rhodes, jobs with justice, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Rhode Island Center for Justice, Rhode Island Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Rhode Island Earned Sick Days Campaign, Rhode Island Working Families, RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, RI SEIU State Council, SEIU 32BJ-District 615, Susan Council, Teamsters Local 251, Unite Here Local 26, United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Women's Fund of RI. | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2017
“We have an unpredictable president. Every day, every week he seems to do something that we never thought, never imagined he would do. We imagine that he will do everything he can to get a Supreme Court that will undo he Roe v Wade rights that we have treasured since 1973.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, National News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged donald trump, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, Our Voice Our Choice art-in, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, RI Right to Life, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Shimmy Mob What Cheer! Band, The Woman Project HQ | Leave a response
By Nicole Cordier on May 12, 2017
“I am speaking out for women who have been shamed, degraded, harassed, or otherwise prevented from nurturing their children by breastfeeding,” said Elizabeth Gooding. “I encourage women who face breastfeeding discrimination not to be silenced but to raise your voice.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Hopkinton, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Westerly, Women, Youth | Tagged ACLU of RI, Elizabeth Gooding, H. Jefferson Melish, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ocean Community YMCA, Rhode Island Superior Court | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 11, 2017
“I want to go to college, but low-income students like me have to rely on student loans that don’t even cover the full price,” said Jayleen Salcedo, a senior at Classical High School and a member of the Providence Student Union (PSU).
Posted in Activism, Education, Featured, Inequality, Photos, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AFT, arole Marshall, blackstone academy, Classical High School, Community College of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, Jayleen Salcedo, providence public schools, providence student union, psu, Quenby Hughes, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island Promise, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Rhode Island State House, ric, RIC Adjuncts Union, RIC Professional Staff Association, RIC/AFT Faculty Union, university of rhode island, URI, Young Voices | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 1, 2017
“Women should run because they need to hear our voices at the the table,” replied A’shanti Gholer of Emerge America, “There are 520,000 elected offices in this country, women constitute less than a third of them. We want to make sure all voices are heard so women can see what we can do when we’re elected in a community to fix it.”
Posted in Arkansas, Bristol, California, Cumberland, Elections, Featured, Inequality, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, National News, Newport, News, North Providence, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, South Kingstown, State House, Virginia, Warwick, Washington, West Virginia, Women | Tagged A'shanti Gholer, Dawn Euer, donald trump, Donna Personeus, Emerge America, Emerge RI, hillary clinton, Jill Barkley, Lippitt House Museum, Moira Walsh, muslim, Rhode Island National Organization for Women, RI NOW, Somali, Tracey LeBeau, Women's March | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 28, 2017
“It would just be easier if they told us that black lives don’t matter. It would just be easier if the told us they don’t think trans is beautiful. It would just be so much easier if they just said they’re racist. If they said we don’t have to play these fucking games.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Inequality, LGBTQ, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AFSC-SENE, American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, Bryan Principe, Carmen Castillo, Community Safety Act, CSA, Dan McGowan, DARE, David Salvatore, direct action for rights and equality, Hugh Clements, Jo-Ann Ryan, John Igliozzi, jorge elorza, Kevin Jackson, Luis Aponte, Mary Kay Harris, Michael Correia, Nicholas Narducci, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, ona, Providence City Council, Providence FOP, Providence Fraternal Order of the Police, Providence Police Department, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Sabina Matos, Samuel Zurier, seth yurdin, Step-Up Coalition, Steven Pare, Terrence Hassett, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, wilbur jennings | 15 Responses
By RAGE Resistance and Action for Gender Equity on April 27, 2017
We are calling on our fellow local organizers, activists, and concerned Rhode Islanders to check that your community group or workplace has an adequate policy in place, both for sexual assault prevention and response.
By Steve Ahlquist on April 25, 2017
The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Justice gathered to voice their support for the Reproductive Health Care Act, a bill that would protect safe and legal abortion in Rhode Island.
Posted in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Featured, Health Care, News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged ACLU, ACOG, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Catholics for Choice, Deborah DeBare, donald trump, Eugene Dyszlewski, General Assembly, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Healthy and the Safe Families and Workplaces Act, Humanists of Rhode Island, Jane Koster, League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, linda finn, NARAL, National Council of Jewish Women, Pew Research Center, Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island, Rebecca Kislak, Reproductive Health Care Act, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Rhode Island National Organization for Women, Rhode Island Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Rhode Island Working Families, RI NOW, RICRJ, Roe. v. Wade, Steven Brown, US Supreme Court, Women's Fund of Rhode Island, Women’s Health and Education Fund of Rhode Island | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 24, 2017
The first Planned Parenthood health center opened in Providence in 1932 and has proudly served the women and families of Rhode Island for more than 80 years.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Photos, Providence, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Danna Freedman-Shara, Mary Bawza, National Organization for Women, now, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, PPSNE, Rebecca Kislak | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 23, 2017
About a thousand people braved the rain on Saturday, Earth Day, to gather at the Rhode Island State House to stand up for Science and against the anti-science of the Donald Trump administration. The March for Science in Rhode Island joined scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe in nearly 500 satellite marches, held in […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Holidays, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Science, State House, Technology, Video, Women | Tagged BluSource Energy Inc, Brown University, Casey Cabral, Christina Ergas, donald trump, Earth Day, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society, Jacoby Observatory, Janet Freedman, March for Science, Met School, national grid, Rhode Island State House, RI Coastal Resources Management Council, RI Department of Health, RIDOH, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sunshine Menezes, Timmons Roberts, Tom Derecktor, university of rhode island, Zoe Goris | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 20, 2017
“They are amazing. They’ve gone through so much. They’ve experienced things that many of us can never begin to understand. But even in the midst of a storm, we have them here: resilient, beautiful, wonderful, loving women.”
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2017
The CSA now needs to be approved by the Providence City Council twice and get the signature of Mayor Jorge Elorza to become law. The first City Council vote is expected Thursday, April 20 at 7pm.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, LGBTQ, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Bryan Principe, Carmen Castillo, Community Safety Act, CSA, Jo-Ann Ryan, jorge elorza, Kevin Jackson, Mary Kay Harris, Nicholas Freeman, Peter Kilmartin, Providence City Council Ordinance Committee, Providence Police Department, Shannah Kurland, Step-Up Coalition, Steven Pare, Terrence Hassett, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 14, 2017
“This is not an opportunity wage,” said Amy Joy Glidden, “It’s an exploitation wage, and we should not give anyone the opportunity to exploit teenage workers.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Economics, Featured, Labor, Maine, Minimum Wage, News, Photos, Portsmouth, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, Amy Joy Glidden, carlos tobon, Elizabeth Suever, Gina Raimondo, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Gregory Costantino, Hall of Presidents, Heritage Foundation, House Labor Committee, Jared Nunes, Jean Philippe Barros, john mcdaid, Kenneth Marshall, Kenneth Mendonca, Michael Araujo, National Employment Law Project, NELP, patricia morgan, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, RIHA, Sarah Bratko, Stephen Moore, Taco Bell, University of California | 3 Responses
By Len Katzman on April 13, 2017
The Portsmouth RI Democratic Town Committee passed a resolution supporting the “Reproductive Health Care Act,” which prohibits the state from interfering in a woman’s reproductive decision-making or restricting medically recognized methods of contraception or abortion.
Posted in Featured, News, Portsmouth, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged General Assembly, House Judiciary Committee, jim seveney, Len Katzman, Portsmouth RI Democratic Town Committee, Reproductive Health Care Act, Roe. v. Wade, Susan Donovan | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 10, 2017
Representative Teresa Tanzi thanked Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello for his “outspoken support in favor of taking action on this issue, this problem, that we have in our state.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Dean Hoxsie, Eugene Dyszlewski, Everytown for Gun Safety, Giovanna Rodriguez, Harold Metts, Jennifer Boylan, jorge elorza, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Nicholas Mattiello, Protect Rhode Island Families Act, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RI Police Chiefs Association, RICAGV, RIPCA, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships, SOAR, Sydney Montstream-Quas, Teresa Tanzi | 1 Response