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 May 31, 2017
Those advocating for the bill’s passage cheered when McNamara called for the bill to be passed, and cheered again when the bill overwhelmingly passed.
Posted in Featured, LGBTQ, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged Brian Newberry, conversion therapy, David Coughlin, Donna Nesselbush, Edie Ajello, House Health Education and Welfare Committee, Joseph McNamara, Kenneth Marshall, Michael Chippendale, Ramon Perez, Sherry Roberts | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 6, 2017
“When Trump calls journalists ‘the enemies of the people’ he is evoking Joseph Stalin,” said Bryan Cahall, “When Bannon writes and Trump reads ‘America first’ he is invoking a pro-Nazi organization from over 80 years ago…”
Posted in Business, Climate, Energy, Featured, Florida, Immigration, International News, Media, National News, North Carolina, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, State House, Video, Voting Rights, Wisconsin | Tagged aaron regunberg, Blake Fillipi, Bryan Cahall, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, China, David Coughlin, Department of Energy, donald trump, Emoluments Clause, Gregory Waksmulski, Indivisible RI, Jane Tucker, Jonathan Jacobs, Justin price, Nuremberg principles, Randall Rose, Russia, Tim DeChristopher, Voter ID | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2017
“The truth is that when we say ‘sanctuary city’ we mean very different thing,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, “As a city, I will resist and we will object to any measure that takes our scarce law enforcement resources and causes us to de-prioritize focusing on violent criminals.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, International News, Labor, National News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Ana Quezada, Anastasia Williams, Andrew Kagan, Christopher Vargas, David Coughlin, frank ciccone, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Homeland Security, House Judiciary, House Judiciary Committee, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Kelly, Justin price, Michael Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Ramon Perez, Rhode Island State Police, RI ACLU, RI Jobs with Justice, riile, sanctuary city, Stacia Huyler, Steven Brown, terry gorman | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 18, 2017
RI State Rep David Coughlin had an 8am wake up call Saturday morning as 35 people marched to his home on 9 Armistice Blvd in Pawtucket demanding that he drop his support for the anti-immigrant bill H5093.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, Pawtucket, Photos, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged David Coughlin, Democrats, fuerza laboral, Heiny Maldonado, House Judiciary Committee, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Meghan Kallman, Pawtucket Police Department, Raul Figueroa, Sandra Cano, Shelby Maldonado, Trust Act | 2 Responses
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 28, 2017
The bill, said Representative Arthur Corvese, “was broadly written- perhaps too broadly written.”
“Extreme,” suggested Justin Boyan.
“I agree,” said Corvese.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged Ann Assumpico, Arthur Corvese Jr, David Coughlin, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Homeland Security, ice, Justin Boyan, Nicholas Mattiello, Resist Hate RI, RI Working Families Party, Robert Nardolillo III, Shelby Maldonado, Steven Pare, The Trust Act | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 15, 2016
Three business owners, Rosinha Benros, Phyllis Arffa and John Arcaro, spoke at the protest, and their stories are troubling. Each claim that their businesses were destroyed by the actions of their landlord, Lance Robbins.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 9, 2016
Two races of special importance to Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello are being influenced through mailers sent out by a not-so-mysterious group calling themselves “Progress RI” which is funded by the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO).
Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Featured, Gun Control, Media, News, Politics, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged David Coughlin, David Norton, jan malik, Jason Knight, Nicholas Mattiello, Richard Ferruccio, RIPDA | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2016
“My recollection,” wrote Rep Coughlin on Facebook, “is my Democratic Party barely squeezed out a majority of the popular vote last November. If the leadership keeps pandering on this issue they may find a conservative element of the party changes allegiances giving the Republicans a very solid majority next time around.”
By Steve Ahlquist on January 4, 2016
Norton is running on an anti-Mattiello platform, saying that the Speaker, “is in control of District 60’s seat, as is the case in so many other House Districts in Rhode Island.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Elections, Featured, News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged David Coughlin, David Norton, Nicholas Mattiello, PawSox, Rhode Island House of Representatives | 1 Response