April 15, 2022

Is this the year the RI General Assembly does something about wage theft?

” If someone steals your pet or your appliance, and the value is over $1,500, that’s a...

February 15, 2022

Community groups repeat call to remove cops from schools

“Community investment and involvement is a long term preventative practice that supports the emotional, social, and mental...

November 15, 2021

Lawsuit challenges ACI prisoner’s eight months in solitary confinement for free speech activity

“I spoke out against conditions at the ACI and I was punished with almost eight months in...

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...

Housing for those living in their vehicles is vital – But in the meantime they need safe parking options
March 22, 2021

Housing for those living in their vehicles is vital – But in the meantime they need safe parking options

“That’s a sad issue to deal with and unfortunately it’s not necessarily a state issue,” said Speaker...

Senator Reed, Speaker Shekarchi announce housing assistance money for Rhode Island
March 20, 2021

Senator Reed, Speaker Shekarchi announce housing assistance money for Rhode Island

The influx of funds and the focus on housing “is a huge weight lifted off the shoulders...

August 20, 2020

General Assembly to consider bill to halt evictions

“Eviction endangers the publics’ health during this ongoing pandemic and declared state of emergency,” said Jennifer Wood,...

August 12, 2020

Community Statement on Equitably Reopening RI Schools

“As the leaders in our state are working hard to develop school reopening plans, we strongly believe...

July 14, 2020

COVID-19 shows why a Percentage of Income Payment Plan is needed

“As I’ve been thinking about it over the past week or so, I really think that the...

June 30, 2020

Providence announces nearly $1m in aid for eviction defense and emergency housing assistance

To seek legal assistance for eviction proceedings, residents in both private market rentals and public housing can...

May 13, 2020

As courts prepare to reopen, Rhode Island faces an eviction disaster

“I’m working hard on that, figuring out what we can do,” said Governor Raimondo. “I’m worried about...

March 27, 2020

RI Parole Board reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

“We are not here to panic but to prepare and consider whether there are proactive steps we...

March 20, 2020

Groups request that RIDE make school districts’ remote learning plans publicly available

“This act of transparency will serve two very important purposes. First, it will give officials in school...

January 19, 2020

Federal Judge holds first hearing in student lawsuit against State of Rhode Island

“What concerned me was that the lawyers who work for the Rhode Island Department of Education were...

October 31, 2019

Central Falls celebrates first co-op established in Rhode Island under new enabling legislation

Healthy Planet Cleaning Co-Op (HPCC) was co-founded in May, 2018, incorporated  under new legislation enacted in Rhode...