Healthcare Revolt: People not profits!

Pawtucket, RI— Health Care Revolt, a collaboration between the George Wiley Center and the Lown Institute, is a critical Rhode Island organized effort to build a health care system that is for people and not for profit. We are organizing health care workers to fight for better patient care in their hospitals, community health centers, and practices. We want to build systems of care in each Rhode Island community that are run by and for community members. We believe Neighborhood Health Stations and Multidisciplinary Healthcare Teams, which are designed to meet local community’s health needs, can help.

There are now two Neighborhood Health Stations in Rhode Island, one in Central Falls and one in Scituate, which both grew out of the work that people in each community did together. Because these Health Stations have been successful on a number of fronts, from reducing emergency room visits and teen pregnancy, we want to build similar Health Stations across Rhode Island.

Health Care Revolt is working with people in Mount Hope, in South Providence, and in Valley Falls.  We hope to get other collaborations started in three or four other Rhode Island communities (Elmwood, Bristol, Cranston and other possible communities around Rhode Island)!


Join us! We need you, especially if you’re a health care worker or if you live on the above-mentioned communities. For more information about how to improve health care access in your community, please email us at

Check out Healthcare Revolt on Facebook.

Resistance House Parties: Summer 2017

With everything going on in Washington, this isn’t an easy time for those of us who value equality, justice, and fairness. Here at home, state leaders put politics over people by abruptly adjourning the legislative session with critical bills – from guaranteeing earned sick time, to disarming domestic abusers, to raising the minimum wage – unresolved.

At this critical time, it is more important than ever for communities like ours to make our voices heard here in Rhode Island. But getting involved shouldn’t just be about marches and phone calls. Let’s take a moment this summer to regroup and connect with those who live near us. Come to a HOUSE PARTY!

Resist Hate RI is joining with Working Families Party, Sierra Club, and Planned Parenthood to host house parties all around the state. These parties will be hosted by your neighbors and your friends in your community. (We’re still looking for more hosts. Email if you can open your home to a small group of folks this summer.)

At these house parties, we’ll talk politics, we’ll plan for the future, and — and this is important — we’ll also have a great time! We’ll drink, eat, and meet each other to keep our work of standing up for our community and our state going strong.

We have several house parties planned, but here are some coming up:

Thursday, July 20 at 7 PM
Where: 143 Bradford St, Bristol, RI 02809
Who: RHRI steering committee member Laufton Ascencao-Longo

Saturday, July 29 at 5 PM
Where: 176 Lafayette Street, Pawtucket, RI 06860
Who: RHRI steering committee member Jane Tucker

Thursday, August 10 at 6PM
Where: 161 Emeline Street, Providence, RI 02906
Who: RHRI member Kaki A.

Click here to search for a house party near you or sign up to host your own!

See you this summer,
Resist Hate Rhode Island Steering Committee