July 26, 2021

RI Poor People’s Campaign demands support from Senators Reed and Whitehouse

“We are here because this is the season of non-violent direct action,” said Pamela Poniatowski, one the...

May 20, 2021

The minimum wage in Rhode Island will be $15 – in 2025

“This pro-family legislation will raise wages for 112,000 Rhode Island workers who have spent the last year...

The Uprising: Debating the Minimum Wage and Cannabis Legalization
April 5, 2021

The Uprising: Debating the Minimum Wage and Cannabis Legalization

In the first episode of our all-new format, we debate the pros and cons of cannabis legalization,...

The RI Poor People’s Campaign ‘nails’ their moral agenda to the State House doors
March 16, 2021

The RI Poor People’s Campaign ‘nails’ their moral agenda to the State House doors

“We demand that the COVID-19 relief package include expanded unemployment benefits, health care for all and vaccine...

February 22, 2021

The Uprising: Bills of Note at the State House + COVID-19 From a Kid’s Perspective

With a powerful slate of progressives now in office, many bills to help the people of Rhode...

February 3, 2021

RI Senate to hear $15 minimum wage bills today

Nearly one-third of all female workers, over one-third of Black workers and nearly half of Latinx workers...

February 1, 2021

Hannah Mackie: A just minimum wage supports RI workers’ dignity and right to live

We must raise the minimum wage, and pledge to continue to adjust it for inflation. We must...

January 4, 2021

Andy Boardman: A popular, progressive agenda for Rhode Island lawmakers

Raising the Minimum Wage – Marijuana Legalization – Housing Affordability – Taxing the Rich – State leaders...

October 9, 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Rhode Island General Election endorsements

“I am proud to endorse these excellent leaders who will make a difference in the lives of...

September 22, 2020

State legislators join community advocates to push back against potential budget cuts

“A budget is a statement of our priorities – of the things that we value. Of course...

July 16, 2020

New report shows housing is out of reach for many in RI

“Poverty is caused by the double exploitation we face from employers who won’t pay a living wage...

July 2, 2020

What can be done to improve the outcomes for Black and Brown businesses in Rhode Island?

“Black and Brown businesses have been historically left behind,” said Lisa Ranglin. “We’re hearing that 50% of...

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 is exposing existing inequalities. Are state leaders partly to blame?

“We are learning a lot of lessons from this pandemic. My hope is that one we will...

February 18, 2020

Rhode Island is poised to pass a $1 minimum wage increase and that’s not good enough

“…no business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any...

January 30, 2020

Senate Labor passes $1 increase in minimum wage, balks at pathway to $15

“The original bill that we had forth, which I am a cosponsor of, would have created… predictability,”...