November 16, 2021

State House holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work

“For public testimony it’s very important that we get comfortable with talking about the issues in our...

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...

June 26, 2021

Coalition condemns Cranston Police charging 11 alleged sex trafficking victims & calling it “rescue”

“Arrest is not help. Prostitution stings are exploitive and traumatic, and prostitution charges make it difficult or...

May 12, 2021

PVD City Council endorses sex work criminalization study commission

“The reality is, legalized or not, sex work continues to exist in Rhode Island and without regulation...

Youth organize a Stop Asian Hate March in South Kingstown
April 4, 2021

Youth organize a Stop Asian Hate March in South Kingstown

“We are brought here today to mourn the senseless murders of six Asian women who died at...

March 12, 2021

Sex workers fight for Study Commission to examine criminalization of sex work in Rhode Island

Using the slogan “Nothing about us without us,” COYOTE points to a long history of policymakers creating...

February 23, 2021

Catching up with COYOTE RI and the legislation important to sex workers

“There’s no one more opposed to sex traffickers than sex workers,” says COYOTE RI’s executive director Bella...

July 2, 2020

COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote

“Your office was not willing to review any of the evidence based research regarding how these types...

June 1, 2020

A noise demonstration at the ACI seeks reforms for the incarcerated amid COVID-19 crisis

“23+ hour lockdown must end immediately. Release to the public an updated plan to restore educational programming,...

April 28, 2020

Local minority community leaders want more input into Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response

“In order to properly address these issues, it is essential that our communities be engaged and empowered,...

April 17, 2020

Advocates press Governor Raimondo to release more inmates from prison in response to pandemic

“It’s a public health crisis and we know it’s a ticking time bomb waiting to happen. We...

April 2, 2020

Hundreds attend online rally to convince Governor Raimondo to depopulate prisons

“The ACI and jails across Rhode Island are ticking time bombs for a coronavirus outbreak. Public health...

March 20, 2020

Coalition demands changes to law enforcement and imprisonment in wake of pandemic

“From a public health perspective, it is imperative that we protect Rhode Islanders, inside and outside the...

March 3, 2020

Coyote RI opposes H7550 the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention Act

“Many sex workers also have full-time jobs and they only do sex work to supplement their income....

November 12, 2020

Sex Workers enter the national landscape as presidential candidates consider sex work-study

“We passed these laws without even considering [consensual sex workers’] voices,” said United States Representative Ro Khanna....