June 23, 2022

Lawmakers celebrate free R-Line bus fare starting in September

“Having free public transit across our state will help rid our streets of congestion and give a...

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 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....

May 27, 2022

32 State Reps call on Governor McKee to address DHS staffing crisis

“What exists now is a narrative from DHS that vacancies are being filled, but in reality, vacancies...

May 26, 2022

Rhode Island legalizes recreational cannabis

“The passage of the cannabis legalization bill is a historic achievement, and the inclusion of automatic expungement...

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...

April 26, 2022

Blackstone Valley Community Health Center workers picket for fair contract

“Management needs to think more about us,” said Jessenia Espinal, a Blackstone employee for nine years. “We...

April 15, 2022

The testimony of DOC Director Coyne-Fague in favor of “restrictive housing” (aka solitary confinement)

“I do not see room for common ground on this bill,” said Director Coyne-Fague under questioning from...

April 5, 2022

RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus spotlights key legislation

“This legislative package will address the struggles and hardships that too many of our residents of color...

March 21, 2022

Video: Landlords sometimes illegally refuse lawful rent payments as a pretext to evict tenants

“People that we don’t want their rent because they’ve become a burden on the building, a burden...

March 4, 2022

Rep Felix introduces bill to end cash bail to eliminate racist, anti-poor judiciary policy

“…ending cash bail is not what causes risk to the public,” said DARE’s Anusha Alles. “What is...

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...

December 8, 2021

Rhode Island redistricting appears to intentionally protect incumbents

“… it’s certainly an instance where we were cognizant of where people were and it’s a question...

September 8, 2021

Legislators reiterate call for social and racially just marijuana legislation

“If we choose to legalize cannabis in RI without full restorative justice for the thousands of black...

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,”...