January 12, 2022

Wealth, power, and whiteness still dominate representation in Woonsocket

“…at-large elections could result in the selection of five members from the same district with other school...

January 11, 2022

Providence commits to redistricting transparency in rebuff of state’s back room deals

“The idea of eliminating, or at least avoiding one-on-one meetings with current elected officials or potential elected...

January 5, 2022

RI Rank: Rhode Island’s top legislators are both independent and accountable

It should surprise no one that legislators who have had to run against challengers are more responsive...

December 13, 2021

Redistricting in Rhode Island: Grand Theft Democracy

The process of redistricting in Rhode Island is corrupt on a molecular level, and has been for...

December 9, 2021

A progressive civil war or bump in the road?

Nell Salzman examines the truth behind the narrative of a ‘progressive civil war’ in Rhode Island…...

December 8, 2021

Rhode Island redistricting appears to intentionally protect incumbents

“… it’s certainly an instance where we were cognizant of where people were and it’s a question...

December 6, 2021

Disappointment at the General Assembly: RI Rank Open Government Rankings Published

RI Rank’s annual study of where our legislators land on issues of open government – the important...

December 3, 2021

Governor McKee’s tree lighting disrupted by protesters against homelessness

“Hundreds of people are sleeping on the streets tonight. What would Jesus do?” asked protester Monica Huertas....

November 29, 2021

The RI Redistricting Commission hearing on prison gerrymandering

“If the state really does believe that imprisoned people are in fact residents of the districts in...

Here are all the bills passed by one chamber and killed by the other
November 22, 2021

Here are all the bills passed by one chamber and killed by the other

This process matters. For a bill to become law, it must pass both chambers. So we decided...

November 16, 2021

Political Coop rallies at State House to demand action on unspent federal funds

“We are here because we got money eight months ago that is just sitting [there],” said Damián...

November 12, 2021

Institutionalizing the Political Theory Project: How an ideological Trojan horse might breach Brown

“Simply put, there is no way to disentangle the proposed center from the [Political Theory Project]’s origins...

November 3, 2021

Grassroots coalition calls on Redistricting Commission to eliminate Prison Gerrymandering

“Prison gerrymandering unfairly inflates the voting power of whiter, more rural communities while diminishing voting power for...

October 28, 2021

Rep. Felix calls on redistricting commission to end prison gerrymandering

The RI Redistricting Commission will hold a special hearing on November 10 at 6pm in room 310...

October 26, 2021

The RI Redistricting Commission hearing that wasn’t

The saddest thing is that this could have been avoided. Instead of stuffing this commission with political...