June 9, 2021

RI elected leaders favor AG’s package of gun safety legislation

“Policy is just one piece of the puzzle, but a crucial one nonetheless,” said Nwando Ofokansi, a...

Let RI Vote releases poll in support of legislation to make voting easier
May 13, 2021

Let RI Vote releases poll in support of legislation to make voting easier

“In 2020 Rhode Islanders were given choices to cast their ballots and they responded in record numbers,”...

Raising the RI Works benefit increase will lift families out of deep poverty
March 30, 2021

Raising the RI Works benefit increase will lift families out of deep poverty

The monthly benefit provided to families has not been increased in 30 years, while all other New...

July 31, 2020

Elected officials and community groups out in support of ready to strike nursing home workers

“The people who provide nursing care are engaged in holy work. But you would not know that...

July 22, 2020

A reflection on the state of domestic abuse and emergency needs in Rhode Island

“We urge the Rhode Island General Assembly to increase the Rhode Island Works cash assistance benefit. The...

May 29, 2020

R.I. Coalition Against Domestic Violence sees continued spike in demand for services

If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who might be, or if you are...

May 29, 2020

Why are domestic violence 911 calls going up but domestic violence arrests going down?

“People, victims who are injured could not be going to the hospitals because they’re afraid to catch...

April 9, 2020

Governor Raimondo developing a “comprehensive plan” to deal with domestic violence increase during pandemic

“[We are] looking for ways to provide more shelter, looking for ways to provide more hotline and...

April 1, 2020

Progressive organizations unite to demand RI lawmakers rescue workers left out of stimulus bill

“We need the state government to step in and protect the countless working Rhode Islanders who need...

February 7, 2020

House Labor bows to Senate, hears minimum wage bill with no path to $15

“It would be much better to be on a path to $15,” said Alan Krinsky, the Senior...

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,”...

January 30, 2020

New coalition seeks first increase in cash assistance program in 30 years

“Those 4,000 families who rely on this program receive an average of $6 per person per day,”...

January 29, 2020

HomesRI announces legislative agenda at State House event

“One area that does not need more study is Senator Harold Metts’ proposal to end housing discrimination...

March 2, 2020

On the anniversary of Roe, legislation introduced to expand medical coverage for abortion

“The ban on Medicaid programs and state employees’ insurance policies covering abortion is just one more vestige...

January 19, 2020

Statement regarding the domestic violence murder of Rachael Rene

Statement from Tonya Harris, Executive Director, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Vanessa Volz, Executive Director,...