By Will Weatherly on June 27, 2018
As the deadline to run for elected office came and went Wednesday afternoon, there are more than a few political newcomers—many young, and many centered around social justice—that could constitute the makings of a progressive wave in Rhode Island. Governor Most notable might be the governor’s race, where Matt Brown promises to give incumbent Governor […]
Posted in Congress, Elections, Events, Featured, National News, News, Politics | Tagged Aaron Regunburg, Anthony Giarrusso, Anthony Kennedy, Bridget Valverde, Carlos Cedeno, Cassandra Michael, Chris Blazejewski, Dan McKee, Dana Gee, David Cicilline, Dawn Euer, Donna Nesselbush, edith ajello, Elections, Ewa Dzwierzynski, gayle goldin, Gina Raimondo, Harold Metts, Holly Taylor Coolman, James Langevin, Jason Knight, Jeanine Calkin, Jessica De la Cruz, John Carnevale, John Pacheco, Jonathan Hernandez, josh miller, Justice Ameer Gaines, Justine Caldwell, Kat Kerwin, Kenneth Marshall, Laufton Ascencao, Lauren Carson, lauren niedel, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Mark Gee, Mark McKenney, Matt Brown, Matthew Perry, Melanie DuPont, Michael Earnheart, Moira Jayne Walsh, Nellie Gorbea, Nick Autiello, Pat Cortellessa, Pat Fontes, Paul Fogarty, Paul Jabour, Paul Roselli, primaries, Ramon Perez, Rep. Mike Chippendale, Salvatore Caiozzo, Sam Bell, Scott Slater, seth magaziner, Shelby Maldonado, Sheldon Whitehouse, Stephen Archambault, Teresa Tanzi, William Hunt Jr. | 5 Responses
By Mike Araujo on June 21, 2017
Tuesday night, the House Finance Committee passed a bill (H-6213A) that seeks to expand the denial of vehicle registration to individuals who may have outstanding unpaid interest or penalties on fines owed to a city or town, rather than only revoking it for the amount of the fines themselves owed to the municipality. Legislation like […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 10, 2017
The No LNG in PVD Coalition (Coalition) is requesting that RIDEM “deny permits related to the Fields Point Liquefaction Project based on environmental justice concerns.”
Posted in Activism, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged 2012 Soil Management Plan, aaron regunberg, American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, Anastasia Williams, Chris Blazejewski, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, edith ajello, EJ, EJSCREEN, Environmental Justice, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, FANG Collective, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Fields Point Liquefaction Project, grace diaz, Hinkley Allen, Joseph Almeida, Kiewit, National Environmental Policy Act, national grid, NEPA, No LNG in PVD Coalition, Paul Jabour, PIP, Providence City Council, Public Involvement Plan, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Sierra Club, RIDEM, Short Term Remedial Action Plans, SMP, STRAPs | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 25, 2017
The endorsements include State Representatives Edith Ajello, Anastasia Williams, Jeremiah O’Grady and Deborah Ruggiero and State Senators James Sheehan and Jim Seveney.
Posted in Congress, Featured, National News, Politics, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged 66, aaron regunberg, Abel Collins, adam satchell, Ana Quezada, Anastasia Williams, Arthur Handy, Carmen Castillo, Chris Blazejewski, david bennett, David Segal, Deborah Ruggiero, DNC Chair, donald trump, edith ajello, Edwin Pacheco, Evan Shanley, Gregg Amore, Hanna Gallo, James Sheehan, Jason Knight, Jeanine Calkin, Jeremiah O’Grady, Jeremy Rix, jim seveney, John J. Lombardi, Joseph Almeida, Joseph McNamara, Joshua Miller, Justin Skenyon, Kathy Fogarty, Keith Ellison, Kenneth Marshall, Laufton Ascencao-Longo, Linda Ujifusa, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Meghan Kallman, Moira Walsh, North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee, Patricia Serpa, Scott Slater, Shelby Maldonado, Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 16.6 MP Ultra HD Camcorder - 4K - Black 59, Steven Stycos, Susan Donovan, Susan Taylor, Suzanna Alba, Timothy E. Sweeney, Young Democrats of Rhode Island | 2 Responses
By Bob Plain on January 12, 2017
The agenda includes a $15 minimum wage, school building repairs, earned paid sick days and a more progressive car tax.
Posted in Economics, Education, Featured, Health Care, Labor, Minimum Wage, State House, Taxes, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Arthur Handy, car tax, Chris Blazejewski, david bennett, earned paid sick days, Edie Ajello, Evan Shanley, Fair Shot Agenda, fight for 15, grace diaz, Gregg Amore, Helder Cunha, Jason Knight, Jean Philippe Barros, Joseph Almeida, Katherine Kazarian, Kathy Fogarty, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Michael Morin, minimum wage, Moira Walsh, school building repairs, Scott Slater, Shelby Maldonado, State House, Susan Donovan, Teresa Tanzi | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 16, 2016
“We are now in the era of Trump,” said Representative Keith Ellison in his video message, “That means it is go-time for all of us. Anybody who believes in a fair economy and social justice, anyone who believes politics should serve people, and that people should be in control of their own lives and their own destinies, you got to step up, and we really need your help.”
Posted in Featured, National News, News, Photos, Politics, Video, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, adam satchell, Ana Quezada, Arthur Handy, Bernie Sanders, Chris Blazejewski, david bennett, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party, dnc, donald trump, Evan Shanley, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Gregg Amore, Hanna Gallo, Jason Knight, Jean Philippe Barros, Jeanine Calkin, jim seveney, John J. Lombardi, Joseph Almeida, Joshua Miller, Kathy Fogarty, Keith Ellison, Laufton Ascencao‐Longo, Marcia Ranglin‐Vassell, Moira Walsh, Providence Democratic Socialists of America, ray hull, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America, Rhode Island Working Families Party, Scott Slater, Shelby Maldonado, Susan Donovan, The Parlour, Wall Street, YDRI, Young Democrats of Rhode Island | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on November 21, 2016
“We’re here because our state government needs to step up,” said State Representative Aaron Regunberg. “That means doing more than taking a wait-and-see approach to Donald Trump’s millionaire and KKK-endorsed agenda. It’s our job to make sure that this agenda does not become normal here in Rhode Island, and we commit to doing everything we possible can to starting right now to protect Rhode Island values and Rhode Island families.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Immigration, National News, People, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, Chris Blazejewski, Coalition for Safer Rhodes, Donald Anderson, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Jeanine Calkin, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Moira Walsh, Planned Parenthood, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Rodrigo Pimentel, Shelby Maldonado, Susan Donovan, Teresa Tanzi, Victoria Ruiz | 1 Response
By Environmental Justice League of RI on November 1, 2016
The No LNG in PVD Coalition sent an open letter to four agencies today, demanding action on and oversight of National Grid’s planned liquefactiona facility at Fields Point in the Port of Providence.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, Providence | Tagged aaron regunberg, AFSC-SENE, American Friends Service Committee – South East New England, Anastasia Williams, Chris Blazejewski, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, edith ajello, EJLRI, Environmental Justice, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, FANG Collective, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, fields point, grace diaz, janet coit, jorge elorza, Joseph Almeida, national grid, Paul Jabour, PIP, Port of Providence, Providence City Council, Public Involvement Plan, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Sierra Club, RIDEM, Terry Gray | 1 Response
By Rhode Island Sierra Club on August 8, 2016
Rather than making any effort to live up to his rhetoric on climate change, Mayor Elorza has chosen to partner with National Grid and help them advance their proposal with tacit support and active negotiations for a Tax Stabilization Agreement to smooth out the utility’s tax payments over time.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged aaron regunberg, Chris Blazejewski, Edie Ajello, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Fields Point Liquefaction Facility, gayle goldin, grace diaz, Harold Metts, joe almeida, John Lombardi, jorge elorza, Juan Pichardo, national grid, Port of Providence, Rhode Island Sierra Club | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 3, 2016
The Providence legislators reported that they are submitting letters detailing their concerns to FERC, joining a growing list of community members and neighborhood organizations opposing National Grid’s application.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged aaron regunberg, Chris Blazejewski, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, fields point, gayle goldin, grace diaz, jorge elorza, Juan Pichardo, lng, Marcellus Shale, national grid, NOLNGinPVD, Providence City Council, Spectra Energy | 11 Responses
By Jamie Rhodes on March 24, 2016
Extended producer responsibility bill would bring product manufacturers into a partnership with state and local governments to improve collection and recycling rates.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 12, 2015
Rhode Island has a historical claim to judicial sentencing temperance, having eradicated the death penalty in 1852. Yet on the issue of life sentences for juvenile defendants, our state is lagging behind. Al Jazeera reports that, “Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have banned life sentences without parole for juveniles.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, State House, Youth | Tagged ACLU, amnesty international, Chris Blazejewski, Death Penalty, House Judiciary Committee, Joee Lindbeck, Peter Kilmartin, RI ACLU, steve brown, united nations | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 2, 2015
“The fact is that the people who work for tips in Rhode Island use public assistance at a rate twice that of any other employee,” says Mike Araujo of ROC United RI, “Of the 20,000 people who work for tips in Rhode Island we’re talking about 10,000 who are on assistance. Clearly, every penny counts to these people.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, State House | Tagged aaron regunberg, Bill Kitsilis, Bob Bacon, Chris Blazejewski, Chris Tarro, Gregg’s Restaurants, Joey DeFrancesco, K Joseph Shekarchi, Mike Araujo, Providence Renaissance, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, RIHA, ROC United RI, Thomas Palangio, tip theft | 3 Responses
By Samuel G. Howard on June 13, 2012
To applause from the gallery on both sides, the Homeless Bill of Rights passed out of the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signing. Officially titled the Rhode Island Fair Housing Practices Act, it was introduced in both chambers back in January. A revised version passed the Senate on May 2nd. […]