On Saturday, April 8, you have the chance to take the resistance to Donald Trump into your own hands.
Come to our Fifth Community Meeting and try something new: you’ll work side by side with fellow Rhode Islanders to invent and plan a creative action on issues such as:
- single payer health care
- fighting fossil fuels
- gun violence
- minimum wage
- free college tuition
- Providence Community Safety Act
- reproductive rights
- … and many more!
The actions you create will be knitted together into a “Week of Resistance” in May that shows the world that the Rhode Island resistance is going strong.
Note our new meeting location: Juanita Sanchez Education Complex, a Providence high school at 182 Thurbers Avenue. Can’t wait to see you there! Please share and invite friends!
Details for our next community meeting on April 8th!
We’re calling for a Week of Resistance to start off the month of May, and we need to come together to plan a host of resistance actions for that week. Work with your fellow resisters to plan and execute the creative and powerful resistance work we need to keep our movement going strong.
New location – JSEC, a Providence public high school at 182 Thurbers Avenue. Can’t wait to see you there! Please share and invite friends!
This Wednesday afternoon March 22 at the State House, stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors as the Judiciary Committee hears bills on immigration, including the pro-family, pro-safety Trust Act (H5515) and a racist, demagogic, anti-safety hate act (H5093).
And on Saturday, in downtown Providence, rise up in defense of women’s rights and human rights! This family-friendly rally will take place at Roger Williams Memorial on North Main Street… about a quarter-mile away from the pro-Trump march and anti-Trump counter-protest happening at the State House at the same time. Whichever rally you join, let’s show the Trumpers that they are vastly outnumbered in our state.
Planned Parenthood’s health care and Roe v. Wade’s freedom of choice are under direct attack by the Trump administration. Don’t get mad — get organized! Canvassers will be knocking on doors this Saturday in Providence, Warwick, and South County to support women’s right to choose in Rhode Island.
Join White Noise Collective and allies Thursday evening to stand in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors and in solid opposition to hate.
Once again, our resistance efforts are being noticed nationwide! This time it was Paul Ryan, Trump’s pusillanimous enabler-in-chief, who crossed our path. He came to Providence on March 2 to harvest corporate donations and a photo-op.
Like most Congressional Republicans, Ryan has been hiding from his own constituents, scared to face their wrath over his plans to gut health insurance, Social Security, public schools, environmental protections, and executive branch oversight. So when we heard he was coming to Rhode Island, we decided to call up our friends in Wisconsin and invite them to meet Paul Ryan in Providence … virtually.
On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of us gathered outside Ryan’s scheduled photo-op location, many of us holding up phones with Wisconsinites FaceTimed in for the occasion. As Ryan’s black car slipped by into the back alley under police protection, we chanted:
“Coward! Coward! Coward!”
“Hey hey, ho ho!
Paul Ryan has got to go!”
“2, 4, 6, 8, Congress must investigate!
3, 5, 7, 9, Paul Ryan, grow a spine!”
Of course, Paul Ryan never did stop by to talk to us or to his dialed-in constituents. But unfortunately for him, our still-free press did. Here’s what they had to say:
Watch our highlight reel, below:
When you learned that Democratic lawmakers in our state had introduced a bill to coerce state and local employees to cooperate in the detention and deportation of immigrants, you mobilized.
For the past two weeks, volunteers from the Resist Hate community have been knocking on doors to collect signatures for our petition demanding the bill be withdrawn.
And it’s working. Two sponsors, Rep. Edwards and Rep. O’Brien, have already taken their name off the bill.
More than 2,500 of us have signed the petition. Now it’s time to deliver it and stand together for the safety of immigrants in our state. Tomorrow, Tuesday 2/28, at 3pm, we’ll rally in the State House Bell Room and personally deliver the petition to the bill’s sponsors. Will you join us? RSVP here.