November 4, 2022

Rally to save Pawtucket’s Morley Field as city ignores residents’ pleas

Neighbors have spoken out against the plan to pave Morley Field at several City Council meetings. For the children and...

October 24, 2022

Pawtucket approves deal to pave most of Morley Field, legality remains in question

The City Council had originally agreed to sell the entirety of Morley Field for development into a...

October 3, 2022

One of Rhode Island’s worst landlords gets a Sunday wake up call

“We have rats. The house up the street [also a Pioneer Investments property] has rats. Their pet...

September 21, 2022

Pawtucket City Council discusses Morley Field sale as legal issues are raised

Community push back and legal issues are preventing the City of Pawtucket from paving over the only...

September 19, 2022

Board of Elections’ recount upholds Tuesday night’s primary election results

After the recounts, the Board of Elections affirmed Tuesday night’s election results in the nine contested races,...

July 28, 2022

ACLU takes Pawtucket to federal court over unconstitutional political lawn sign ordinance

“My supporters want their neighbors to know about the election and to encourage them to consider my...

June 8, 2022

Activists rally at RI State House to end mass criminalization

“A small amount of [prison] time can change your life,” said Trent Manning, and organizer with Behind...

Amended cannabis legalization bills introduced and on path to passage
May 17, 2022

Amended cannabis legalization bills introduced and on path to passage

“The magnitude of the cannabis legislation, specifically the state-initiated expungement piece, is without equal,” said Representative Leonela...

March 16, 2022

Advocates push for expungement of criminal records as General Assembly moves towards legalized marijuana

“In order to begin to repair the harm of this failed war on cannabis,” said Cherie Cruz,...

Marijuana bill brings praise, and renewed calls for automatic expungement
March 1, 2022

Marijuana bill brings praise, and renewed calls for automatic expungement

“…there is no excuse to deny automatic relief from past arrest records and criminal convictions to tens...

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...

July 12, 2021

Clemency tour comes to Rhode Island with march on women’s prison in Cranston

The organizers are calling on Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee to grant clemency to five women in...

Better than New York? Cannabis legalization in RI needs to center social and economic justice, say advocates
May 7, 2021

Better than New York? Cannabis legalization in RI needs to center social and economic justice, say advocates

“In any legalization legislation we must ensure that the past and future harms of the criminalization of...

Reclaim RI’s 420 rally for racial and economic justice in cannabis legalization law
April 21, 2021

Reclaim RI’s 420 rally for racial and economic justice in cannabis legalization law

“We can’t talk about weed legalization if we don’t mention policing, police violence and mass incarceration,” said...

The Uprising: The Legalization of Cannabis in Rhode Island
March 15, 2021

The Uprising: The Legalization of Cannabis in Rhode Island

Join us as we discuss the ongoing process of legalizing marijuana in the ocean state, and the...