March 16, 2022

Talking redistricting with PVD Ward Boundaries Chair Jessica Cigna

“I was really humbled by all the people who came out and spoke to us,” said Jessica...

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,...

February 3, 2022

RI redistricting bill seeks to favor incumbents, give party leaders more control at voters’ expense

“Want to see how democracy dies in the darkness?” asked Senator Jeanine Calkin on Twitter. “Check out...

January 11, 2022

Providence commits to redistricting transparency in rebuff of state’s back room deals

“The idea of eliminating, or at least avoiding one-on-one meetings with current elected officials or potential elected...

November 3, 2021

Grassroots coalition calls on Redistricting Commission to eliminate Prison Gerrymandering

“Prison gerrymandering unfairly inflates the voting power of whiter, more rural communities while diminishing voting power for...

October 28, 2021

Rep. Felix calls on redistricting commission to end prison gerrymandering

The RI Redistricting Commission will hold a special hearing on November 10 at 6pm in room 310...

October 25, 2021

Redistricting Redux: How RI’s redistricting process could wreak havoc on progressive movements and divide communities

Progressive groups have been moving towards electorialism while still engaging in other important organizing work like education...

October 5, 2021

RI Redistricting Commission can consider Environmental Justice neighborhoods as ‘Communities of Interest’

“Environmental groups, shown to be a focused political group… these can be communities along a waterway, or...

October 4, 2021

RI redistricting hearings on the move. First stop: Newport

Republicans boycotted the meeting because they felt the Covid restrictions were too stringent. Participants had the option...

September 24, 2021

Race, redistricting and prison gerrymandering: How will Rhode Island respond?

“If large states like Pennsylvania can [end prison gerrymandering] , Rhode Island can do it too,” said...

September 17, 2021

Second Redistricting Commission meeting deals with racial data

The Census asks two questions related to race: Are you Hispanic? and What is your race? The...

September 10, 2021

Rhode Island begins the process of redistricting

“We’re going to great lengths to ensure that this process is a transparent one,” said Senate Chair...

September 3, 2021

Get ready to testify on redistricting at the State House next Thursday

Public comment will also be taken. So make sure to get your testimony ready and demand that...

The next battle in Rhode Island: Redistricting
October 5, 2021

The next battle in Rhode Island: Redistricting

“The choice of choosing the people on the redistricting committee is a clear power grab and move...

June 25, 2021

Redistricting will always end in gerrymanders

“There is simply no way to draw single-member districts that will not require sacrificing one or more...