October 20, 2022

First Source mandates the hiring of PVD residents but the city refuses to enforce it

Businesses that receive $25k or more in city loans, subsidies or tax breaks and have four or...

October 16, 2022

RI Poor People’s Campaign encourages poor and low-wage workers to vote their demands

“Our votes are our demands. And our demands have not been met yet.”...

October 12, 2022

How are electricity rates determined?

Rising costs lead to shutoffs, evictions, and other terrible outcomes for low income and working class Rhode...

September 12, 2022

RI Energy is increasing utility prices. Here’s what you can do

The PUC is scheduled to hear public comment, beginning at 9am on September 16 in Hearing Room...

August 18, 2022

Heated District 62 (Pawtucket) forum highlights stark differences between candidates

Candidates Mary Messier, Kinverly Dicupe and Wayne Charbonneau answered questions on economic justice, energy costs, climate change,...

July 21, 2022

Pawtucket Rep Barros and challenger Jennifer Stewart tackle the hard questions at GWC public forum

Candidates answered questions on criminal justice, housing, climate, energy, reproductive rights, and much more....

May 28, 2022

At forum, candidates for governor discuss raising Rhode Islanders out of poverty

“Throughout our diverse faith traditions, we believe that we have a moral obligation to address systemic poverty...

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...

February 12, 2022

Transit Equity Day event calls for fairness in public transportation

“Transit Equity Day is a day to call for action in our everyday lives to promote transit...

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,”...

February 20, 2021

Homework: Testify to support emergency moratoriums on utility shutoffs

The George Wiley Center needs your help testifying in favor of a bill that would prevent utility...

January 15, 2021

Renew RI Coalition launches with aggressive, Green New Deal-inspired legislative initiative

“This isn’t a band-aid to deal with affordable housing or taxes. This is about jobs, housing and...

November 21, 2020

Coalition rallies for taxes on rich to fund essential services

“While it is not well known, in 2006 the State of Rhode Island cut taxes for the...

September 30, 2020

Lawmakers ask the Public Utilities Commission to reverse their votes approving National Grid’s electric rate increase

“Newly elected legislators are sending a signal that we’re not going to be complacent with policy decisions...

September 11, 2020

DARE uses street theater to highlight gentrification and displacement

“Actually,” said DARE’s Terri Wright, in the role of the developer Omni Group, “If you want low-income...