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 […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 29, 2017
A dozen women, some with children in tow, carried the 4 foot by 53 foot long petition, in two parts, from Cranston City Hall to Mattiello’s law office.
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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.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 16, 2017
Dr. David Savitzky, MD said that conversion therapy is a “harmful treatment and Rhode Island should not be putting up with this practice against our youth.”
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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By Meghan Kallman on June 6, 2016
If Rhode Island passes it (and we should) we would join growing ranks of states that have repealed the so-called “tampon tax”—and we would distinguish ourselves by including other medically necessary items in that repeal.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 15, 2016
Tim Appleton, campaign manager at Compassion and Choices, was talking to a full room about “medical aid-in-dying,” that is, legislation that would allow a terminally ill, mentally capable person with a medical prognosis of six months or less to obtain and, if their suffering becomes unbearable, self-administer medication that brings about a peaceful death.
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By Bob Plain on February 18, 2014
Senator Josh Miller, of Cranston, and Rep. Edith Ajello, of the East Side of Providence, double bi-lined this op/ed on why Rhode Island should become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. Check it their op/ed below the video. And here’s Rep. Ajello from three years ago explaining how tax and regulate would […]
By Bob Plain on November 15, 2012
Look around and you’ll notice the era of reefer madness is dying a slow death all over the country. Last week, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to to officially legalize it, as Peter Tosh might say. And yesterday Reason.com, somewhat fittingly, broke the story that RI state Rep. Edith Ajello plans to […]