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 September 9, 2017
“I’m here because I’m standing up for human dignity, for migrant dignity and undocumented immigrant dignity…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Immigration, Inequality, LGBTQ, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, BIRC, Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition, Burnside Park, Carmen Castillo, CASO, Coalition of Advocates for Student Opportunities, DACA, David Cicilline, Deborah Gonzalez, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, donald trump, gayle goldin, Gina Raimondo, grace diaz, james diossa, Javier Juarez, jorge elorza, Marta V Martínez, Nirva LaFortune, PIRC, Providence Immigrant Rights Coalition, providence student union, Rhode Island State House, Roger Williams University, Sabina Matos, Tatiana Hall | 1 Response
By Ann S Gooding on July 13, 2017
Nearly 100 women from East Bay and across the state gathered Tuesday to map out next steps for the growing Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus; nearly a third of those present were first-time attendees.
Posted in Featured, News, Politics, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Democratic National Committee, gayle goldin, grace diaz, Jakub Lis, Lauren Carson, Michelle Arias, Nellie Gorbea, Resistance Summer, Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus, Shelby Maldonado, T Kevin Olasanoye | 1 Response
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.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Cranston, Featured, Health Care, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Cranston City Hall, Dominick Ruggerio, edith ajello, gayle goldin, Indivisible Rhode Island, Jordan Hevenor, Nicholas Mattiello, Rachel Jarosz, Reproductive Health Care Act, Rhode Island General Assembly, Roe. v. Wade, The Woman Project | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 21, 2017
“Dawn Euer is a strong, passionate voice for reproductive freedom and is exactly the type of leader these times demand,” said Amy Black, Chair of Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC, announcing the group’s endorsement of Euer in the Democratic primary for RI State Senate District 13.
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 14, 2017
“We’re talking about a piece of legislation that’s going to ensure that our fundamental right to our own bodies is protected,” said Kristina Fox, “If we don’t have this, and Roe v Wade gets overturned, we know that women are going to suffer. Women will die. It’s going to have a hugely negative impact on us… Our lives depend on it. I think that’s something that could be a little bit more acknowledged.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Reproductive Rights, State House, Video | Tagged Camille Vella Wilkinson, Capri Catanzaro, donald trump, gayle goldin, grace diaz, Joseph Shekarchi, Kristina Fox, Lauren Carson, Reproductive Heath Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island Democratic Party, Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, Rhode Island’s Resistance Summer program, RIDP, Roe. v. Wade, Shelby Maldonado, Supreme Court, Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye, Tracy Ramos, Young Democrats of America | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 5, 2017
Shawna Rihani declared that “we want an independent commission not under the authority of the President, that is properly resourced and pursued free of partisan interests. We want Congress to require Trump to release his taxes and clarify his business interests.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, National News, News, Photos, Politics, Video | Tagged Aaron Redunberg, Andy Accioli, Capri Catanzaro, David Cicilline, donald trump, gayle goldin, Indivisible, Indivisible RI, Jordan Hevenor, Mark J Ryan, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island General Assembly, Rhode Island Right to Life, RI Chapter WMW, ri progressive democrats, Russia, Sam Bell, Shanna Wells, Shawna Rihani, Single Payers RI, Steven Belaus, The Woman Project | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 15, 2017
“We have an unpredictable president. Every day, every week he seems to do something that we never thought, never imagined he would do. We imagine that he will do everything he can to get a Supreme Court that will undo he Roe v Wade rights that we have treasured since 1973.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, National News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged donald trump, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, Our Voice Our Choice art-in, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, RI Right to Life, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Shimmy Mob What Cheer! Band, The Woman Project HQ | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 27, 2017
RISE UP! Rhode Island held a rally on Saturday to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Health Care, LGBTQ, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, Religion, Sex Work, Social Services, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AHOPE, Becky Chace, Bella Robinson, Celia Contreras, COYOTE RI, Deb Perry, Diane Cocozza Martins, Dorcas International Institute, Emeline, gayle goldin, Georgia Hollister‐Isman, Gloria Crist, Karen Malcolm, Kate Montiero, Kathleen Cloutier, Kelly Nevins, Kim Baker, Laurie Bradburn, Loren Spears, McAuley House Don Rhodes, Michele Matot, Planned Parenthood, Protect Our Healthcare Coalition, Rebecca Kislak, Resist Hate RI, RI Chapter of Women's March Network, RI Council for Muslim Advancement, RI Democratic Party, RI NOW, RICMA, RIPTA Riders Alliance, RISE UP! Rhode Island, Roger Williams National Memorial, Sandra McEvoy, Solid Rock Women, Sterk Zaza, The Strattones, Tomaquag Museum, Wendy Manchester Ibrahim, Women's Fund of Rhode Island, Women's History Month, Working Families of Rhode Island, Yassah Flowers, YWCA | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 7, 2017
If Senator Paul Jabour and Representative John Lombardi are pro-choice, why did Rhode Island Right to Life endorse their re-election last year?
Posted in Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Health Care, Providence, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Anastasia Williams, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, Harold Metts, John Lombardi, Paul Jabour, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, Rhode Island Right to Life, Roe. v. Wade, WBNA, West Broadway Neighborhood Association | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 3, 2017
TCI provides up to four weeks of partial (about 60 percent) wage replacement for workers who need to take time from their jobs to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child.
Posted in California, Economics, Featured, Health Care, New York, Rhode Island, Social Services | Tagged Columbia Business School, Economic Progress Institute, gayle goldin, Rachel Flum, Shelby Maldonado, TCI, TDI, Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program, Temporary Disability Insurance, university of rhode island | Leave a response
By Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Gayle L. Goldin on March 1, 2017
Our bills will ensure abortion remains safe and legal in Rhode Island by codifying the central tenet of Roe v. Wade: that the State shall not interfere with a woman’s right to prevent, commence, continue or terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Opinion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged donald trump, Edie Aiello, gayle goldin, Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017, Rhode Island Department of Health, Roe. v. Wade, Supreme Court | 2 Responses
By John McDaid on February 8, 2017
More than 70 women attended the standing-room-only kickoff of a brand new Women’s Caucus at Rhode Island Democratic Party headquarters in Warwick last night. The 2-hour meeting brought together political leaders, activisists, educators, entrepreneurs, and a wide range of other professionals from 21 RI cities and towns to organize this new women’s-issue-focused group within the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 7, 2017
The earned sick leave bill is intended to benefit nearly 170,000 workers, more than 40 percent of private sector workers in the state.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Labor, News, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Carla Martin, Dominick Ruggerio, earned sick leave, Easy Entertaining Catering, Elmwood Adult Day, gayle goldin, Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, jim seveney, Kaitlyn Roberts, Kathy McCormick, Maryellen Goodwin, Providence Community Health Centers, Sandra Braz, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships, SOAR | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 2, 2017
“We cannot be free if we do not own our bodies.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Brown University, Craig O’Connor, donald trump, Edie Aiello, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, global gag rule, Grace Engleman, Neil Gorsuch, Raymond Johnston Jr, Rhode Island Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, RI Right to Life, Robert Douglas Spencer, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Sarah Mack | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 27, 2017
Rhode Island residents who make $54,000 a year or less may be entitled to an earned income tax credit as well as free tax preparation.
Posted in Economics, Featured, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes, Video | Tagged Barbara Cottam, Ben Lessing, citizens bank, Community Care Alliance, Comprehensive Community Action, David Cicilline, earned income tax credit, Economic Progress Institute, EITC, Federal Hill House, gayle goldin, Gina Raimondo, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, James Langevin, Joanne McGunagle, jorge elorza, Providence VITA Coalition, Rachel Flum, Rhode Island Community Action Association, Rhode Island State House, RICAA, Sara Morales, Scotte Slater, seth magaziner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Tony Maione, United Way of Rhode Island, VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance | Leave a response
By Planned Parenthood Votes! RI PAC on November 18, 2016
“Rhode Island voters made their support for reproductive rights clear during the primary,” said Rep. Edie Ajello (D-Providence), a long-time pro-women’s health leader at the State House. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to expand reproductive freedom and change our embarrassing F rating from NARAL.”
Posted in Featured, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged Craig O’Connor, David Cicilline, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, Gina Raimondo, jack reed, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, Senator Whitehouse, seth magaziner | Leave a 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 Sen. Gayle L. Goldin and Rep. Scott A. Slater on April 14, 2016
Last year, the General Assembly and the governor took an important first step to help thousands of working families make ends meet by increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — a tax benefit for workers earning $50,000 or less — to 12.5 percent of the federal credit. As the Ocean State strives to […]