By John McDaid on September 18, 2016
A full roster of elected officials and almost 200 people packed the Rhode Island Democratic headquarters in Warwick Saturday morning to kick off a statewide effort to support presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The storefront office was standing room only as the governor and our congressional delegation energized attendees with their perspectives on the race and […]
By Steve Ahlquist on September 6, 2016
“I think it’s pretty safe to say,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, “that at a national level, the climate battle is the campaign finance battle. They’re totally married together into one thing.”
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Congress, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, Narragansett Bay, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Aquene Freechild, art handy, Citizens United, Clean Water Action, David Cicilline, Democracy Is For People Campaign, disclose act, fields point, Invenergy, James Langevin, john marion, Jonathan Berard, Juan Pichardo, Meghan Kallman, Michael J Yelnosky, national grid, Nellie Gorbea, Port of Providence, Public Citizen, RI Sierra Club, Roger Williams University School of Law, Save The Bay, Sheldon Whitehouse, Supreme Court, Topher Hamblett, “We the People” legislative package | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on August 26, 2016
The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island “is thrilled that Mayor Jorge Elorza listened to the community and is taking a strong stand against fracking, climate change, and LNG production in Providence.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, corporate greed, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure, Narragansett Bay, News, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged aaron regunberg, Access Northeast, burrillville, David Cicilline, EJLRI, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, fields point, Gina Raimondo, jorge elorza, Meghan Kallman, Monica Huertas, national grid, NOLNGinPVD, Port of Providence, RI Sierra Club, Sheldon Whitehouse | 2 Responses
By Bob Plain on August 25, 2016
Congressman David Cicilline will file a new bill in September that will address the student loan debt crisis facing America, he announced at a press conference today. “Millions of young Americans are being forced to either take on massive amounts of debt or give up on the pursuit of a college degree,” Cicilline said. “This […]
By Bob Plain on July 27, 2016
Congressman David Cicilline asked President Obama to not share with Donald Trump the national security secrets typically confided in candidates for president. Earlier today, Trump publicly prodded Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. He sent this letter to the president today. President Obama, Since 1952, the White House has authorized the U.S. intelligence community to […]
By John McDaid on July 26, 2016
Members of the Rhode Island delegation were still buzzing about the first-night speakers at the Democratic National Convention as they met for breakfast in Philadelphia. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said he was particularly moved by the reaction of Bernie Sanders supporters during his speech. “Seeing the Bernie people, the young people, in the close-ups on TV […]
Posted in Campaign 2016, Democratic National Convention, Democrats, Featured | Tagged Bernie Sanders, clay pell, Cory Booker, David Cicilline, hillary clinton, Joe McNamara, Laura Perez, Lauren Neidel, Linda Ujifusa, Michelle Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 1, 2016
“I know here, in your own State House,” said Watts, “you have a speaker, Speaker Mattiello, who has not acted in the wake of gun violence in this country and in fact there have been some domestic violence bills that could have and should have been passed and we hope that he will do the right thing.”
Posted in Activism, Campaign 2016, Featured, Gun Control, National News, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged David Cicilline, moms demand action, Nicholas Mattiello, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Shannon Watts, Under the Gun | Leave a response
By Bob Plain on June 30, 2016
“Sometimes you have to break the rules to stand up for something really important,” said Cicilline, who predicted the Democrats will eventually get the Republicans to vote on the ‘no fly, no buy’ gun safety bill they are angling for.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 26, 2016
Rhode Island’s founder, Roger Williams, was a refugee from Massachusetts seeking freedom and safety in our state. Bah said that welcoming refugees is a Rhode island tradition that must be protected.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights / Liberties, Events, Featured, Holidays, Immigration, International News, News, People, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged David Cicilline, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, James Langevin, Nellie Gorbea, Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center, Roger Williams, World Refugee Day | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on June 23, 2016
Congressional Democrats shut down the U.S. House of Representatives by staging a sit-in on the floor that lasted more than 12 hours, led to disarray and physically prevented Speaker Paul Ryan from conducting business. They were protesting against House Republicans who refuse to allow a vote on a bill that would get guns out of […]
By Bob Plain on June 22, 2016
Rhode Island’s congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin joined John Lewis and other Democrats in a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to force Republicans to hold a vote on preventing gun sales to suspected terrorists and expanded background checks for potential gun owners. “We are resolved and committed to speaking out […]
By Bob Plain on June 16, 2016
Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin both supported an amendment to the House military spending bill that would stopped the United States from transferring Textron-made cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia. “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to transfer or authorize the transfer of any cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia,” […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 13, 2016
Rhode Island responds to the Pulse tragedy.
Updated Monday, June13, 5pm
Posted in Gun Control, LGBT, News, State House | Tagged AIDS Project RI, Barrack Obama, David Cicilline, Family Services of RI, Gina Raimondo, jack reed, Nicholas Mattiello, Religious Coalition for a Violence-Free Rhode Island, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RI Pride, RICAGV | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on March 28, 2016
Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline tells RI Future about his trip to Cuba, the lack of a free press and other human rights abuses under the Castro regime, how the Cuban economy works, and how it doesn’t work – and whether or not Congress is serious about lifting the embargo.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 15, 2016
Recently protesters have been excluded from attending public events and come under increased scrutiny from various law enforcement agencies.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights / Liberties, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Clear River Energy Center, David Cicilline, East Providence High School, first amendment, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, James Langevin, Lorraine Savard, Marie Aberger, Mike Miranda, NORAD, Pawtucket Visitor's Center, Peter Nightingale, Sheldon Whitehouse | 6 Responses
By Bob Plain on March 10, 2016
CVS, one of Rhode Island’s largest employer and best-known national brands, is taking a stand against LGBT discrimination. The pharmacy/drug store chain is the latest corporate backer of Congressman David Cicilline’s Equality Act bill that would extend Civil Rights protections to gay, lesbian and transgender Americans. “As a leading health care company, we are proud […]
By Peter Nightingale on March 7, 2016
As part of the “FANG needs YOU: To protest Governor Raimondo to confront Governor Raimondo” campaign, I went to the NORAD event to confront our governor about her support for fossil fuels.
Posted in Activism, Business & Tech, Class Warfare, Climate Change, Economic Development, Featured, Narragansett Bay, Transportation | Tagged David Cicilline, fang, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, James Langevin | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on December 7, 2015
Governor Raimondo, said Martley, “didn’t want to talk to us… she said ‘we’ll meet with you’ and I said, ‘we’ve tried to call your office and you’re still not making a date with us. Are you going to make a date with us when the power plant is already built?'”
Posted in Activism, cities and towns, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, National News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Clear River Energy Center, David Cicilline, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, jack reed, Kathy Martley, Nick Katkevich, Sheldon Whitehouse, Spectra Energy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 4, 2015
City Councilor Terrance Mercer missed three minutes of the September 23 Pawtucket City Council meeting. In doing so he avoided voting for (or against) a symbolic resolution in support of LGBT rights.
Posted in cities and towns, Civil Rights / Liberties, LGBT, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Civil Rights Act of 1964, David Cicilline, Equality Act, HR 3185, Sandra Cano, Terrence Mercer | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on December 1, 2015
“Rhode Island and the Providence partnership that we’re doing together, represents the first city/state group to join this world wide 90-90-90 campaign.” said Dr. Alexander-Scott in announcing the new effort.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged AIDS Care Ocean State, AIDS Project RI, David Cicilline, Gina Raimondo, jorge elorza, Kira Manser, Mr. Gay Rhode Island, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Paul Fitzgerald, Philip Chan, PrEP, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island HIV Prevention Coalition, Richie DeFilippo, RIDOH, Stephen Hourahan, UNAIDS 90–90–90 targets, world aids day | 1 Response