July 19, 2022

Nellie Gorbea criticizes Governor McKee on reproductive rights at press conference

“We need leadership who is willing to use their power to protect the rights of women and...

July 5, 2022

Nina Wolff Landau: Protecting abortion rights is a fight, not a political game

“…I wanted to ask [Secretary Gorbea] why she had canvassed for and donated to former Speaker of...

June 27, 2022

The Womxn Project pushes Governor and Speaker on EACA

“We formally asked him not to sign the budget until the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act is...

June 23, 2022

21 members of the House implored Speaker Shekarchi to bring the EACA to a vote – to no avail

“We, the undersigned, urge you to move the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act out of the House...

June 22, 2022

Important lead pipe replacement bill may not pass the General Assembly this session

“If you can’t count on a glass of clean, safe drinking water, you’re not free. And you’re...

June 21, 2022

The pyrolysis bill won’t move ahead this session, say House leaders

“I know the state weren’t proposing this at any of the predominantly white, wealthy or well-to-do communities,”...

June 1, 2022

State House rally calls for action on gun violence in Rhode Island

“Ten years! It’s been ten years. That is long enough,” said Jennifer Boylan from Moms Demand Action....

June 1, 2022

Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus calls for passage of gun sense legislation

“This country has stronger laws to prevent women from getting and abortion and for banning books and...

May 20, 2022

Speaker Shekarchi and advocates call for investments in housing using APRA funds

“We know that not being able to afford a safe home impacts all members of a family...

April 20, 2022

Systemic racism and the Rhode Island General Assembly’s committee process

The way the Rhode Island General Assembly prioritizes bills under consideration is systemically racist and a product...

March 22, 2022

Proposed bus hub to rely on privatization for funding – What are we giving away in the process?

“Here’s the thing,” said privatization expert Donald Cohen. “There’s only one group of people that will pay...

March 11, 2022

Speaker Shekarchi and Rep Speakman introduce a series of housing bills

The bills, said the Speaker in his press release, “aim to streamline development, provide more complete and...

February 14, 2022

Members of GA agree on equity in public transportation, but some lack specifics

At the Transit Equity Day rally held in Providence on Friday, Representative Carlos Tobon spoke about the...

February 10, 2022

A corrupt process from the core, Rhode Island redistricting wraps up

The process of redistricting and the myriad, spiraling issues it reveals does not tell a story. Instead,...

January 27, 2022

McKee budget undermines state’s response to the substance use crisis

“Without intervention,” says EOHHS in their request, “rates will continue to fall behind the amount required to...