NationalizeGrid Working Session
In lieu of a general meeting this month, we’ve decided to schedule another working group session. This will give us time to reconnect with members of all working groups – not just the one(s) you belong to – so we can coordinate our efforts. If you haven't formally signed up for a working group yet, you can do so here: bit.ly/2gHuoOA
International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers
10 Davol Square Unit 100,Providence RI 02903
INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS
COYOTE RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) joins Sex Workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing “International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers”
Sunday December 17th 2017
Location” 10 Davol Square Unit 100,Providence RI 02903
Free community event - light lunch & child care will be provided.
Contact: Bella Robinson at email@example.com 401-525-8757... See MoreSee Less
EFSB Study Commission Public Comment Hearing
Hold this date and plan to attend to provide public comment. Do you think the Energy Facilities Siting Board should be changed or improved? This is your chance to make your voice heard as the public is invited to a public comment hearing with the Special Commission to study the Energy Facilities Siting Act.
The Energy Facilities Siting Act (Rhode Island General Law 42-98) determines the makeup of the Energy Facility Siting Board which has responsibility to approve or deny applications for major power generating facilities.
The purpose of the commission convened by the Speaker of The House is to, make a comprehensive review of the Energy Facility Siting Act and provide recommendations for improving and updating the act including, but not limited to:
-Reviewing similar enactments in Massachusetts and Connecticut for best practices; and
-Gathering input from relevant stakeholders in order to ensure the best public policyand outcome for coordinating, planning, and expediting decisions.
You can read read the legislation that formed the Study Commission here: webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText17/HouseText17/H6051A.pdf and read this story on UpriseRI for some additional background. upriseri.com/news/energy/2017-11-21-house-study-efsb/
Plan to come and make your voice heard and tell the commission how you think the Energy Siting Facility Act, which approves major power generating facilities, should be improved.... See MoreSee Less
Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil
RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty
10th Annual Vigil at the State House
Working together, we believe that we can improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders and reduce poverty in our state. We have a responsibility to protect and support all Rhode Islanders, whatever our religion, race/ethnicity, immigration status, gender, age or socioeconomic standing. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve nutritious food, affordable housing, decent wages, quality education and accessible healthcare.
* bear witness to our faith traditions' teachings that we are to be a community that cares for all, not just some;
* call on elected officials to govern with care, compassion and wisdom;
* propose specific policies for legislative action in 2016; and
* find -- and offer -- inspiration and encouragement in the struggle for economic justice.
Please join us.
What are my parking options? There is limited street and lot parking available near the State House. There is also parking available for a small fee at the Providence Mall parking lot.
What if I am a clergy person interested in participating in the annual reading of names? Contact Victoria (RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com or 401-421-4111 ext. 161). Clergy will meet at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church by 2PM for a pre-event program to learn more about our advocacy issues and prepare for the Vigil. We will march together to the State House, arriving a few minutes before 3PM.
How can I contact the organizer with questions? Contact Victoria at RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com or 401.421.4111 ext. 161.... See MoreSee Less
Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Capture
Please join me and Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, Nobel Prize winning economist, to discover how to build our economy and fight climate change at the same time. Direct air capture technology is a low cost and low energy way to collect carbon dioxide for the profitable CO2 market. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how we can boost business in Rhode Island while taking the lead on climate change.
Women’s March - Providence 2018
On January 21, 2017 Rhode Islanders made history as part of the worldwide movement known as the Women’s March on Washington. That was just the beginning. Join us in recognizing the anniversary of this inspiring event, and recharging to continue our work in 2018. #hearourvoice #WMWRI
RI Healthcare Information Session
University Medicine Foundation Building, 375 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
Join the RI Healthcare Access and Afforability Partnership (RI-HAAP) for an information session about priorities for 2018. Learn about state and national efforts to create a universal, comprehensive, affordable healthcare system and how you can help educate and advocate for single payer health insurance.