By John McDaid on April 6, 2018
Six local legislators fielded questions from the public during a two-hour forum at the CCRI Newport auditorium Thursday morning. Hosted by executive director John Shea of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission, the event featured questions submitted beforehand as well as a robust Q&A period. Senators Lou DiPalma (D-12), Jim Seveney (D-11), and Dawn Euer (D-13), […]
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.
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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.”
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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 William Deware on December 7, 2016
I think progressives need to resist Mattiello just like we need to resist Trump. We keep winning seats in primaries. We fight like holy hell to get in, and then once we get there we seem to waver. We can not waver.
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 28, 2016
Rep. Lauren Carson today announced she will seek re-election to the House of Representatives. Ms. Carson represents District 75, Newport. Representative Carson was first elected in 2014 and is completing her first term.
By Steve Ahlquist on May 12, 2016
Rep Lauren Carson’s Special House Commission to Study Economic Risk Due to Flooding and Sea Level Rise issued its final report today, and has made several recommendations as to how Rhode Island can mitigate the effects of climate change.