By Steve Ahlquist on June 28, 2017
Why is the General Assembly seemingly so intent on destroying a program that works so well at reducing energy costs and greenhouse gasses?
Posted in Business, Climate, Corporate Greed, Economics, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 2006 Comprehensive Energy Conservation Efficiency and Reliability Act, Abigail Anthony, Acadia Center, Arthur Corvese, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Douglas Gablinske, energy efficiency, General Assembly, Jerry Elmer, Kat Burnham, Michael Ryan, national grid, Nicholas Mattiello, OER, Office of Energy Resources, People’s Power & Light, People’s Power and Light, Public Utilities Commission, puc, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Robert Jacquard, Senate Commerce, TEC-RI | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 22, 2017
“Over the last 3 years, there has been undeniable support and need for this bill. Advocates, law enforcement, and policy experts all supported it.”
Posted in Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Blake Filippi, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, Carol Hagan McEntee, Connecticut, David Coughlin, dennis canario, edith ajello, Evan Shanley, House Judiciary Committee, Jason Knight, Jennifer Boylan, Jeremiah O’Grady, John Edwards, Joseph Almeida, Justin price, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Robert Craven, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sherry Roberts, Teresa Tanzi | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 10, 2017
“It’s fair to say that legislators and corporate lobbyists in Rhode Island are freaking out a bit seeing the amount of involvement and energy from our side,” said activist Jane Tucker, “They’re realizing that something is really happening here.”
Posted in Featured | Tagged aaron regunberg, aca, Arthur Corvese, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Dorcas International Institute, Extraordinary Rendition Band, fuerza laboral, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jane Tucker, Jessica Sherwood, JSEC, Juanita Sanchez Education Complex, Neil Gorsuch, Providence City Council, Resist Hate Restaurant Week, Resist Hate Rhode Island, Resist Hate RI, RHRI, Roe. v. Wade, sam zurier, Sanctuary cities, seth yurdin, Sofia Wright, Steve Bannon, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, Week of Resistance | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 31, 2017
We need legislation to ensure access to reproductive rights, and those opposed to abortion for religious reasons know this. For those opposed to reproductive rights, this may be their best opportunity to strike.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, National News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Arthur Handy, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Brown University, Camille Vella Wilkinson, Carol Hagan McEntee, Deborah Felella, donald trump, Edie Ajello, Gail Harvey, Gopika Krishna, gus uht, House Judiciary Committee, James McLaughlin, Jamie Budnick, Jason Knight, Jennifer Boylan, John Wesley, Joseph Cavenaugh, Kara Russo Young, League of Women Voters, Len Katzman, lynette labinger, Mary Chace, Michelle Cretella, providence college, Reproductive Health Care Act, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Right to Life, RI State Constitution, RICADV, Roe. v. Wade, Supreme Court, Tyler Rawley | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
Supporters of the bill angrily left the meeting room and before the night was over, Representative Arthur Corvese was backing away from the cruel, anti-immigrant bill he had introduced.
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Featured, Immigration, International News, Labor, National News, Photos, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged ACLU, Arthur Corvese, Blake Filippi, cale keable, carlos tobon, donald trump, east bay citizens for peace, Emily Jones, fair, Federation for American Immigration Reform, fuerza laboral, Georgia Hollister-Isman, House Judiciary, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, J Molina Flynn, james diossa, Jason Knight, Jim Kelly, John Wesley, Jonathan Jacobs, jorge elorza, Learning Community Charter School, Mary Pendergast, Michael Araujo, Randall Rose, Raul Figueroa, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America, Rhode Island Public Defenders Office, riile, RIPDA, Robert Nardolillo, Rodrigo Pimentel, Roger Williams, Sanctuary cities, Sarah Friedman, Sheila Resseger, Shelby Maldonado, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Stacia Huyler, Stephenie Gonzales, Steven Brown, Susan Walker, terry gorman, Working Families Party | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 1, 2017
“We are also here to say that we are here to fully defend the immigrant community and that we will put our resources, our commitment, our time and our bodies in the way of the machine that would split up families. We are fully committed to this and we are going to stay doing this until we win.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, Johnston, Labor, Photos, Race & Racism, Religion, Video | Tagged Arthur Corvese, donald trump, fuerza laboral, Gina Raimondo, Heiney Maldonado, ice, Immigrants In Action, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, Jim Keller, Juan Garcia, Mike Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Omar Bah, Paolo Rivero, Public Safety and Protection Act, Refugee Dream Center, RI Jobs with Justice | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 1, 2017
Corvese’s bill, if passed, will force state and local law enforcement to work with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents in detaining and ultimately deporting undocumented persons
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Claire Pimentel, donald trump, fuerza laboral, Georgia Hollister-Isman, ice, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, John Edwards, Raul Figueroa, Robert Phillips, Shelby Maldonado, Stephen Ucci, William O'Brien, Working Families Party | Leave a response
By Rodrigo Pimentel on March 1, 2017
Too many people ignore that mass poverty is caused by the billions of dollars monopolized by the rich, instead preferring to blame me. An immigrant.
Posted in Civil Rights, Corporate Greed, Featured, Immigration, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Arthur Corvese, David Coughlin, Robert Nardolillo III, Robert Phillips, Stephen Ucci | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 7, 2017
“We’re in this fight because we are called by the faith that we have, whatever it might be, to fight for justice.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Immigration, News, Photos, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Barack Obama, Betsy Garland, Charles Ortman, DACA, Donald Anderson, donald trump, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, executive order, First Unitarian Church in Providence, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Edwards, Katherine Ahlquist, Kathleen Cloutier, Keith Brown, Rhode Island Council of Churches, Robert Phillips, Roberto Gonzalez, sanctuary, Sanctuary Meeting, Sharon Key, Standing on the Side of Love, Stephen Ucci, Syrian refugees, William O'Brien | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 19, 2017
Representatives Corvese and Roberts voted against the bills because at least one of the couples in the package of 13 solemnization of marriage bills was gay.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, LGBTQ, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Joseph Trillo, Justin price, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Robert Lancia, Robert Phillips, Samuel Azzinaro, Sherry Roberts, solemnization of marriage bills | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 1, 2016
“What history has shown us, time and time again, is that these moments, when abortion is restricted even more than they normally are, it disproportionately affects poor women and women of color,” said medical student Gopika Krishna.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Bridget Todd, Brittany Huffman, Conceivable Future, Craig O’Connor, Gopika Krishna, Medical Students for Choice, Meghan Kallman, Pawtucket City Council, Planned Parenthood, Rhode Island Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Roe. v. Wade, Sabrina Joyce Stevens, SisterSong, Tiara Mack | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 16, 2016
Two competing bills were heard in the House Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday evening in a hearing that lasted well over 6 hours and had over 4 dozen people testifying. House bill 7610, submitted by Representative Anastasia Williams, would grant driving privilege license to undocumented immigrants. House Bill 7859, introduced by Representative Arthur Corvese, would make […]
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Immigration, Labor, News, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Anastasia Williams, Arthur Corvese, Doreen Costa, driver's licenses, fair, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Gina Raimondo, james diossa, jorge elorza, Joseph Almeida, riile, Robert Nardolillo, terry gorman, Undocumented Immigrants | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 9, 2015
Marriage equality has been the law in Rhode Island for two years now, and its gone nationwide due to the recent SCOTUS decision, but in the General Assembly, some legislators are continuing to vote against same-sex couples seeking to get married.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, LGBTQ, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Arthur Corvese, General Assembly, Joseph Trillo, Justin price, marriage equailty, Robert Lancia, Sherry Roberts | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 4, 2015
“I don’t want everybody to vote unless they are informed on the issues,” said Rep Joe Trillo on the floor of the RI House.
Tom Dorr is spinning in his grave…
Posted in Featured, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 5 minute house debate, Antonio Giarusso, Arthur Corvese, Arthur Handy, Brian Newberry, cale keable, democracy, Joseph Trillo, Michael Chippendale, michael marcello, Nicholas Mattiello, Teresa Tanzi, Voter ID | 8 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 30, 2015
When Governor Gina Raimondo, who sailed to victory with the endorsement of Emily’s List and Planned Parenthood, signed the budget on Tuesday, she officially signed into law language that stands as the most extreme anti-abortion language passed in Rhode Island in two decades.
How did this happen?
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Politics, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Common Cause RI, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, Gina Raimondo, hobby lobby, James Rhodes, John DeSimone, john marion, Nicholas Mattiello, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, RI ACLU, steve brown | 16 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 24, 2015
Cesspools. For 45 minutes. That’s more time than was spent on pretty much any item in the budget, for what it’s worth.
Here’s all the best (or worst) parts in under five minutes.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 17, 2015
What does the new language mean? At bottom, any non-religious employer, as defined by the IRS, that elects to not include abortion coverage in their employee health plan, must allow employees to opt out of the company plan, and select any other plan, paying any additional costs out of pocket.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Health Care, International News, National News, News, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, healthsource ri, hobby lobby, John DeSimone, Nicholas Mattiello, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, Raymond Gallison, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 15, 2015
“Once I met a lady who was in terrible, terrible pain of cancer and I told her, ‘This is but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you.’ And the lady, though she was in great pain, she joined her hands together and said, ‘Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.’”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, National News, Religion, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Abortion, Arthur Corvese, Barth E. Bracy, catholic church, Corvese Amendment, Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, Mother Teresa, RI Right to Life, Robert Lancia, William F. Buckley Jr. | 7 Responses