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 22, 2022

Important lead pipe replacement bill may not pass the General Assembly this session

“If you can’t count on a glass of clean, safe drinking water, you’re not free. And you’re...

June 14, 2022

Portsmouth Town Council VP Linda Ujifusa announces Senate District 11 bid

“Having volunteered at the Portsmouth and Bristol COVID vaccination clinics,” said candidate Linda Ujifusa, “I saw first-hand...

August 29, 2022

Senate approves scientifically unsound and environmentally dangerous plastics burning bill

“There is no good reason to exempt toxic, climate-damaging facilities from laws and regulations designed to keep...

June 1, 2022

Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus calls for passage of gun sense legislation

“This country has stronger laws to prevent women from getting and abortion and for banning books and...

May 27, 2022

In document dump, DOC employee violated the privacy rights of formerly incarcerated people for political purposes

Richard Ferruccio, DOC prison guard and President of the Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) union,...

May 4, 2022

Problematic Senate minimum wage study commission passes out of committee

“Unwittingly, I gave the Senate President a way to give the proposed commission the appearance of more...

May 1, 2022

RI State Senator faces homophobic, racist backlash for new bill

“We unequivocally condemn these attacks and stand in support of Senator Mack as well as her efforts...

April 22, 2022

An interview with DARE organizer Anusha Alles on racism in the RI General Assembly

“Our people are used to being in settings where they’re not being believed, where they’re not given...

April 20, 2022

Systemic racism and the Rhode Island General Assembly’s committee process

The way the Rhode Island General Assembly prioritizes bills under consideration is systemically racist and a product...

March 29, 2022

Senator Anderson will not seek reelection; Endorses BLM RI PAC’s Harrison Tuttle

“Together, we have made great progress: we finally passed a $15 minimum wage and groundbreaking climate legislation....

March 16, 2022

Advocates push for expungement of criminal records as General Assembly moves towards legalized marijuana

“In order to begin to repair the harm of this failed war on cannabis,” said Cherie Cruz,...

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 5, 2022

RI Rank: Rhode Island’s top legislators are both independent and accountable

It should surprise no one that legislators who have had to run against challengers are more responsive...

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...