March 2, 2020

Newly proposed Rhode Island Democratic Party bylaws target women, say critics

“The newly revised state party bylaws make it clear that RIDP leadership believe women from our Caucus...

March 2, 2020

Is this the year the General Assembly eliminates the tampon tax?

“This is a women’s health and women’s rights issue,” said Representative Moira Walsh (Democrat, District 3, Providence)....

March 2, 2020

Hope and Change for Haiti celebrates International Women’s Day

Hope and Change for Haiti held their second annual International Women Day Celebration at the Rhode Island...

March 2, 2020

Women’s Economic Justice Platform introduced in the General Assembly

The Women’s Economic Justice platform, which includes raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by...

March 2, 2020

Legislators supporting Speaker Mattiello do so at their peril

Supporting Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (Democrat, District 15, Cranston) may be politically costly to some legislators. Many Rhode...

March 2, 2020

Speaker Mattiello shares his current thinking on sexual harassment and respect for women

In the last days of the 2018 Rhode Island General Assembly session, Speaker of the House Nicholas...

March 2, 2020

Rhode Island has created a political environment in which women are ignored

On Saturday the Rhode Island legislative session ended with no movement on legislation pertaining to equal pay,...

March 2, 2020

Rhode Island Womxn’s Action Initiative sets a new course

Rhode Island Women’s March, which has staged several very successful rallies in the wake of the Trump...

October 31, 2019

Tanzi’s sexual harassment commission hits the ground running

The first meeting of Rhode Island State Representative Teresa Tanzi‘s Special Legislative Commission to Study Unlawful Sexual...