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About Uprise RI

Uprise RI is a new  Rhode Island news site started by reporter Steve Ahlquist.

We will cover issues of social justice, human rights, progressive politics and climate change.

We are donation and advertiser based.

We are always looking for writers.

Contact Steve at



  1. Jean Notte

    July 31, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Just stumbled onto your site and it’s fascinating. I live in San Diego but grew up in RI and your site makes it feel like RI is not that far away geographically and bridges the gap created over the last twenty years. Thanks. Keep up the great work.

  2. Melinda Fields

    July 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I would like to be in contact with Lauren Niedel re fighting the Killingly power plant. We in CT are trying to influence the governor before 8/13 and possibly put together some kind of protest event. If she is interested she can contadct me directly at

  3. Jean

    December 24, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I support your press. Standard news sellers tell a climate story supporting conventional energy interests, while failing to report on possible remedies. The MA Clean Energy Future Act unanimously passed in the MA Senate in June 2018. The Speaker and MA House of Reps eviscerated it in July 2018. Neither state legislative action/inaction were reported by Boston Globe or NPR, only by headline news agency Democracy, and our capacity to work on and resolve the climate emergency, is denied us by the monied-power brokers. Watch the Sierra Club documentary Reinventing Power. We can do this. Thanks Climate Action Rhode Island for your profound letter – it speaks for us all.

  4. Naomi Herzfeld

    November 5, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Thank you so much for your hard work! I was not able to go the the EP Mayoral debate, but I watched it on your site, where you broke it up question by question so I could look at the ones that were most important to me. It became really clear to me which candidate was the right one; I could not have gotten such a clear picture any other way.

  5. Jodi Glass

    June 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I second all above- my gratitude

  6. Kelley Smith

    March 26, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Thank you for your tireless efforts on behalf of Rhode Islanders who seek justice and change.

  7. Jen Long

    March 1, 2018 at 11:19 am

    You are amazing, Steve! How do you do it all! I want to shadow you for a week!

  8. Judy B Ortman

    February 20, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Thanks so much for the information, insights and perspectives. Gives me hope that there are people out there doing the right thing!

  9. sallyjanew

    November 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    So proud to know you! I rely upon your excellent reporting to keep current on important issues. Everything else is either tripe or something my loudmouth kid tells me. Bon Voyage, Baby!

  10. Eric Hirsch

    November 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Happy to see you continuing your great reporting Steve!

    • Ann Porto

      June 30, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Steve for this excellent site, news content and for always showing-up! You make a difference in exposing corruption and supporting just causes.

  11. Omar Bah

    November 7, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Congrats Steve. This is quite an indication of progress.
    Omar Bah

  12. Fred Ordoñez

    November 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Steve, we appreciate all the work you do, glad you are continuing on your own terms.
    – Fred Ordoñez, Direct Action for Rights & Equality

  13. Catherine Orloff

    November 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations to Steve Ahlquist for the new site, Uprise RI. Good name, good idea. Wishing you much success! Catherine Orloff, Providence

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