By Steve Ahlquist on January 28, 2017
“So does that make torture okay?” interrupted a constituent.
“No, of course not…” replied Whitehouse, caught off guard.
Posted in Civil Rights, Congress, Defense, Featured, National News, Video | Tagged Army Field Manual, Barack Obama, Central Intelligence Agency, cia, David Norton, Diane Feinstein, donald trump, Marco Rubio, Mike Pompeo, Sheldon Whitehouse, torture | 11 Responses
By transportprovidence on January 17, 2017
Raimondo deserves a modest nod for choosing not to completely eliminate car taxes, a regressive plan that for some reason many progressives think would help economic justice.
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, Inequality, Taxes, Transportation | Tagged aaron regunberg, art handy, block island, car tax, carbon tax, David Norton, Donald Carcieri, earned income tax credit, EITC, Fair Shot Agenda, Gina Raimondo, kennedy plaza, Nicholas Mattiello, pawtucket, Providence, Providence Journal, RIPTA | Leave a response
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 Bob Plain on July 13, 2016
The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have endorsed 12 legislative candidates, so far. “We will be continuing to announce more endorsements throughout the campaign cycle,” said the group in a news release. The 12 candidates, in alphabetical order, are: Jeanine Calkin, Nick Delmenico, Doris De Los Santos, Bill Deware, Susan Donovan, David Norton, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Jim […]
Posted in Elections, Featured | Tagged Bill Deware, David Norton, Doris De los Santos, Jeanine Calkin, Jennifer Siciliano, jim seveney, Lisa Scorpio, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Moira Walsh, RIPDA, Susan Donovan, Teresa Tanzi | Leave a response
By David Norton on February 29, 2016
The tolls issue is not a case of supporting infrastructure projects or tax policy, or even an attempt at solving our problem of crumbling bridges and roads. Everyone agrees that Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. The tolls issue is really a case of trust in our elected leaders and the way the State of Rhode Island operates.
By Bob Plain on February 22, 2016
Rhode Island Republicans are itching for a wave of conservatives to challenge to State House incumbents this year, as evidenced by a Providence Journal headline today: “R.I. GOP hopes to ride voter anger over truck tolls.” But the evidence presented in the story below the headline points toward a progressive wave, not a conservative one. […]
By RI Progressive Democrats of America on February 1, 2016
The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats voted to endorse David Norton in the race for State Representative, Pawtucket District 60, at our January meeting. David has long been a hardworking, dedicated member of the progressive movement, and we are excited that he is running for this seat.
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
By Steve Ahlquist on September 15, 2015
In a rally at the corner of Hope St and Doyle Avenue in Providence, 25 people turned out over the course of two hours to hold signs in an event that was described as not “a protest of any kind, just outreach the public!”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Events, Featured, International News, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Sports | Tagged David Norton, Gina Raimondo, PawSox, pawtucket red sox, Tim Empkie | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 5, 2015
Director Murray Scott lead the crowd in singing the song, from cue cards, four times as volunteers stopped traffic. Surprisingly, none of the drivers of any of the cars evidenced anything but support for the effort, despite the inconvenience of being stopped. instead drivers honked horns, waved, or gave thumb’s up to the efforts of the singers.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Corporate Greed, Events, Music, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Sports, Video | Tagged David Norton, McCoy Stadium, Nicholas Mattiello, PawSox, pawtucket red sox, Sharon Steele, Tim Empkie | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on July 15, 2015
On July 7, Stacy DiCola, director of public information at the Secretary of State’s office, sent a rather ominous-sounding letter to David Norton, one of the lead organizers of the grassroots opposition to the proposed state-financing of a baseball stadium for the PawSox, informing him that he should be certain to register himself as a […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 10, 2015
The surprise came at the Senate President’s office, when Paiva-Weed opened the door to her office herself. Perhaps the Senate President was equally surprised to see a group of news cameras and activists at the door when she opened it, but if so, she didn’t show it, much.