March 9, 2022

PIPP will help low-income Rhode Islanders pay their utility bills and avoid costly shut-offs

“It is very difficult to shuffle and reprioritize my responsibilities so I can continue to nourish and...

September 1, 2021

Rep Felix and community housing advocates champion ‘Eviction Moratorium Clinics’ for BIPOC communities

“We know that there are barriers when it comes to language, we know that there’s digital divides,”...

April 14, 2020

Governor Raimondo to “look into” allowing the restoration of utilities without down payments

“Having access to running water, hot water, heat, electricity, and sewer are necessities of a habitable home,...

April 11, 2020

A Rhode Island family torn apart by ICE

“They tortured us. To take that ride, every time, every month. It’s like you’re swallowing your stomach...

March 2, 2020

Questions arise about Governor Raimondo’s energy post appointments

“We want to connect [Governor Gina Raimondo‘s] expressed concern about affordable housing to the need to support...

March 2, 2020

Waterfire (and the Climate Crisis) sponsored by National Grid

As the National Grid sponsored Waterfire began, activists from Climate Action Rhode Island and the George Wiley...

October 31, 2019

Advocates challenge National Grid rate increase and National Grid’s need to exist

“This is no longer a negotiation,” said Paul Rakotoarisoa, one of the co-chairs of the Providence Democratic...

March 2, 2020

Poor People’s Campaign week six: A new unsettling force

Week six of the Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A Call for Moral Revival took things up...

March 2, 2020

Week five of the RI Poor People’s Campaign tackles education and jobs, begins to up the ante

The fifth week of the Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign A National Call for Moral Revival went...

October 31, 2019

With utility shutoffs on the rise, now is the time to bring back PIPP, say advocates

The Home Energy Rate Affordability Act (H7900 / S2336), sponsored by Rhode Island State Representative Scott Slater (Democrat,...

March 2, 2020

Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off

The Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicked off a six-week season...

March 2, 2020

PUC approves affordable utility restoration

The George Wiley Center turned out in force at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Tuesday...

March 2, 2020

Power to the People? Nationalize Grid

National Grid provides the electrical and natural gas service for the majority of Rhode Island ratepayers, and...