Upcoming Events

AMOR Volunteer Orientation + Training

Saturday August 19th - 12:00pm - Saturday August 19th - 3:00pm

AMOR Volunteer Orientation + Training

10 Davol Sq, Providence, RI 02903-4714, United States

Right now, thousands of Rhode Islanders are being harmed by state and individual acts of violence. We need your help to build a resistance network to support our communities! Will you lend your support?

If you are ready to join us, come to our volunteer orientation on August 19th from 12:00-3:00 PM at Community Collaborative. There, we will discuss how you can get involved in the fight for justice for all of our communities. Bring friends and a readiness to learn and brainstorm!

This event is different from the previous orientations we have had - we will focus here on specific ways that you can lend your time and energy to support AMOR. Keep an eye out for our next community orientation, though!

Please let us know if you can make it by RSVP'ing on this event! Light snacks will be served.

If you have questions or concerns or accessibility needs, please do not hestitate to email natalie@prysm.us
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No Rate Hike! Public Hearing / Audiencia pública

Tuesday August 22nd - 9:30am - Tuesday August 22nd - 1:00pm

No Rate Hike! Public Hearing / Audiencia pública

State of Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
89 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI  02888 Map

Attend the Hearing / Sign the Petition
Public Hearing on 53% Electric Rate increase
Tues, Aug 22, 9:30am
RI Public Utilities Commission
89 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI

(español abajo)

There is a proposed Electric Rate Hike of 53% by National Grid, utility provider to most RI households. At this public hearing you can voice your concern to the Public Utilities Commission, who will decide whether or not to approve the rate increase. The hearing is open and wheelchair accessible, with free on site parking, limited bus service.

Please join the George Wiley Center and friends to share your story and opinion. We will be asking the PUC and other decision-makers to stand on the side of our community for affordable access to basic needs. We can't afford to give more to a British-based corporation that makes billions in profit. Rhode Island already has a shockingly high shut-off rate. Each year up to 20,000 households are put through the trauma of utility termination due to unaffordable bills. With the George Wiley Center's campaign for P.I.P.P. (Percentage Income Payment Plan) we are pushing to make utility access more affordable, to provide basic needs for all Rhode Islanders. We hope the PUC will be part of proactive solutions to stop the shut-off crisis in our state.

Hope to see you there, be in touch with the George Wiley Center if you need a ride or are unable to attend but would like to submit a comment.

Sign the petition and share your comments by following this link:
goo.gl/forms/8OqUGROddOAzOviY2
(or see event page for petition/ survey)

And let us know if you'd like to be involved in the campaign for PIPP and utility justice in Rhode Island.

**The George Wiley Center is one of Rhode Islands longest running community organizing groups, doing grassroots work for social and economic justice since 1981. In recent decades a major focus has been inequality in access to utility service, which we recognize as a basic need in modern life. Through organizing the George Wiley Center has won some of the strongest protections in the country. These include protection from shut-off for low-income households with infants under 2 years old, forgiveness of back debt on high outstanding bills, discounted rates, protection from shut-off during the winter months, protection from shut-off for medically vulnerable residents, right to a hearing with (non-lawyer or lawyer) community advocates present, and more. Yet there is still much more to do!

It is essential as we move toward renewables that basic needs are affordable for all. Future-minded utility policy must address the struggles of low-income community members. Together with allies we can find long-lasting and equitable systems that are sustainable both for people and planet. Please be in touch to learn more about utility consumer rights in Rhode Island, or if these issues interest you and you would like to assist in our efforts. Volunteers are appreciated and can make a big difference!**

George Wiley Center
32 East Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
office: 401-728-5555
email: georgewileycenterri@gmail.com
www.georgewileycenter.org

Audiencia pública sobre el aumento de la tarifa eléctrica de 53%
Martes, 22 de agosto, 9:30
Comisión de utilidades públicas de RI
89 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI

Hay una propuesta eléctrica de aumentó de 53% de la red eléctrica nacional,esta es la empresa de servicios públicos a más hogares de RI. En esta audiencia pública pueden expresar su preocupación a la Comisión de servicios públicos, quien decidirá si debe o no aprobar el aumento de tarifa. La audiencia está abierta y es accesible para personas en silla de ruedas, con estacionamiento gratis y servicio de autobús limitado.

Por favor únase a el Centro George Wiley y amigos para compartir su historia y opinión. Pediremos a la PUC (Comisión de Utilidades Públicas) y otros tomadores de decisiones (líderes del Centro George Wiley) para que se pongan alfrente y representen a nuestra comunidad y así podremos tener un acceso asequible a las necesidades básicas. No podemos seguir permitiendo a esta empresa Británica (National Grid) que siga haciendo miles de millones en ganancias a costa de cobrar tanto dinero a la comunidad. Rhode Island tiene ya una tasa sorprendentemente alta de cierre. Cada año hasta 20.000 hogares experimentan el trauma de la terminación de servicios públicos como la luz y el gas debido a recibos inasequibles (imposibles de pagar debido a el alto nivel de dinero que ellos cobran) . Con la campaña del centro George de Wiley para P.I.P.P. (Plan de pago basado en los ingresos) estamos presionando a nuestros legisladores para poder tener acceso de servicios públicos más asequibles, para proveer las necesidades básicas para todos los que residen en Rhode Island. Esperamos que la PUC forme parte de soluciones proactivas para detener la crisis cierre en nuestro estado.
Esperamos verlos ahí, póngase en contacto con el Centro George Wiley si necesita transporte y al igual manera en caso de que no pueda o no le sea posible asistir tómese la libertad de enviarnos un comentario.
Y háganos saber si desea participar en la campaña para el PIPP y la justicia de servicios públicos en Rhode Island.

** El Centro George Wiley es uno de los grupos organizados en la comunidad más grande de Rhode Island, haciendo trabajo de base para la justicia social y económica desde 1981. En las últimas décadas un enfoque principal ha sido la desigualdad en el acceso a servicios públicos, que nos reconocen como una necesidad básica en la vida moderna.

El Centro de George Wiley ha ganado algunas de las protecciones más fuertes en el país. Éstos incluyen la protección de apagones eléctricos para hogares de bajos ingresos con niños menores de 2 años de edad, perdón de deuda posterior en altos recibos pendientes, descuentos, desde el cierre durante los meses de invierno, protección de cierre para los residentes médicamente vulnerables, derecho a una audiencia con la comunidad (con o sin abogado) abogando por el presente y mucho más. ¡Sin embargo, hay todavía mucho que hacer!

Es esencial cuando tocamos el tema de la energía renovable de que las necesidades básicas sean asequibles (alcanzables) para todos. La política de servicios públicos con vocación a el futuro debe abordar las luchas de los miembros de la comunidad de bajos ingresos. Junto con nuestros aliados podremos encontrar sistemas duraderos y equitativos que sean sostenibles para todas las personas del planeta. Favor de estar en contacto para aprender más sobre los derechos del consumidor de servicios públicos en Rhode Island, o si le interesan estos temas y le gustaría ayudar o contribuir con nuestros esfuerzos. Los voluntarios son bienvenidos y pueden marcar una gran diferencia! **
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RI NOW Summer Fun PAC Party

Sunday August 27th - 3:00pm - Sunday August 27th - 7:00pm

RI NOW Summer Fun PAC Party

RI NOW (RI National Organization for Women)
PO Box 40153
Providence, RI  02940 Map

Fun in the sun for a good cause! Join us for food and games and help get progressive women and men elected in RI. Food and outdoor & board games (and shade) will be provided. Kids and dogs are welcome!

The location is Field C at Goddard Park in Warwick. Find it here: riparks.com/Locations/LocationGoddard.html
Feel free to bring an outdoor game, chairs, food, or anything else that'll add to the fun!
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RIDP Womens Caucus September Meeting

Tuesday September 12th - 6:30pm - Tuesday September 12th - 8:00pm

RIDP Women's Caucus September Meeting

RIDP Women's Caucus Map

Monthly Meeting of Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus

Discussion Topic will include a presentation on the party bylaws and platform as well as updates from caucus committee chairs.

53 interested  ·  24 going
Before the Flood Screening and Discussion

Friday September 22nd - 7:00pm - Friday September 22nd - 9:00pm

Before the Flood Screening and Discussion

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Ln
Warwick, RI  02889 Map

Please join Rhode Island Senator Jeanine Calkin and Brown University Environmental Studies Professor Timmons Roberts at the Warwick Public Library for a screening of the climate change documentary "Before the Flood" (2016) on Friday, September 22nd at 7pm.

Follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Meet the scientists, politicians, and visionaries fighting to protect our communities, and discover how we can create a sustainable clean energy future.

After the film, learn about the EnergizeRI carbon pricing bill and how it invests in clean energy while protecting RI consumers from rising energy costs.

Thank you to the Warwick Public Library for helping make this event possible.
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March for Racial Justice RI

Saturday September 30th - 1:30pm - Saturday September 30th - 3:00pm

March for Racial Justice RI

Providence River Greenway
Across from 345 South Water Street
Providence, RI  02903 Map

Vision

We are bearing witness to the rise of white supremacy, racism and fascism in our political and social discourse. We are bearing witness to mass incarceration, the unequal treatment under the law and the state-sanctioned destruction of Black lives. We are bearing witness to the violence against LGBQT persons, women and people of color. We are bearing witness to the injustices endured by the indigenous. We are bearing witness to the inhuman treatment of the disabled, affirmed, working class, low-income and the most vulnerable members of our society. And we say not one more. Not one more death. Not one more injustice or miscarriage of justice perpetuated by racist laws and policies.

The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for civil and human rights. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all, will never be fully realized. We march to strengthen local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice. It is our duty to dismantle oppression, and to challenge, reverse and put an end to laws, policies and practices that dehumanize people of color while sustaining white supremacy and racism. Our vision is to create a just and equitable future for our communities and country.


Mission
Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization that supports organizations and local efforts fighting for civil and human rights and equity. We are mobilizing a coalition of organizations, groups and individuals to stand together for racial justice on September 30 in Washington, DC. We invite you to stand with us.

The Date
September 30 marks the anniversary of the Elaine Massacre in Elaine, Arkansas. The Massacre was part of a series of massacres and lynchings during the Red Summer of 1919. Black soldiers returning from fighting in WWI, would no longer tolerate the inhumane treatment, racism and terrorism that greeted their return to the US. They resisted this treatment and demanded their Constitutional and human rights be honored and upheld by their country. They were met by murderous white mobs, many of whom were sanctioned by a white supremacists state. These brave Americans fought, against all odds, for the protection of their families, communities and liberty. Their deaths and imprisonment highlighted the foundation of white supremacy in our justice system. As not one person from the white lynching mobs was ever imprisoned for committing these criminal acts. On September 30, we mourn their lives and honor their resistance. The courage of their resistance reverberates through the generations.
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