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19 hours ago

Amber Kelley Collins

Bring your children to hear Indigenous Storytelling this Saturday, and you'll be able to see and take part in the collaborative art show. The Tomaquag Museum, South County SURJ and Hera Gallery! It is not to be missed

Indigenous Storytelling

Saturday January 20th - 1:00pmIndigenous StorytellingHera GalleryEnjoy traditional stories from the Eastern Woodlands people and reflect on how all walks of life hold a certain amount of privilege. There will also be a cozy corner to explore books from the local library that are written by or feature people from diverse backgrounds. This is an all ages event, so bring your friends and family!

This is in conjunction with the pop up exhibit Where's Your Privilege, R(ace) I(dentity)?, which is a collaboration with the Indigenous Empowerment Network of Tomaquag Museum.
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Indigenous Storytelling

3 days ago

Charla Nich

Joel Colindres is our neighbor. He's a dad. A husband. A taxpayer. A 13 year resident of Connecticut.

Joel fled death threats in Guatemala 14 years ago. Several members of his family were murdered- 3 in 2017 alone. He has tried for 14 years to get ICE to hear his story. Since he arrived on a provisional waiver, he's tried to get a hearing with ICE.

Now the Department of Homeland Security has told Joel to leave the USA with a one way ticket to Guatemala by January 31th.

Blumenthal, Murphy, and Esty have taken a stand for Joel. Now it's up to us. Tell ICE "Americans value families. Don't destroy families!"

Please sign and share this petition to ICE: petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-deportation-17ATTENTION!! We are holding a rally this Thursday, 1/18/18 at 11am in Hartford. See below for more details, share this post and help #savejoelcolindres!!!!!
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Joel Colindres is our neighbor. Hes a dad. A husband. A taxpayer. A 13 year resident of Connecticut.

Joel fled death threats in Guatemala 14 years ago. Several members of his family were murdered- 3 in 2017 alone. He has tried for 14 years to get ICE to hear his story. Since he arrived on a provisional waiver, hes tried to get a hearing with ICE.

Now the Department of Homeland Security has told Joel to leave the USA with a one way ticket to Guatemala by January 31th.

Blumenthal, Murphy, and Esty have taken a stand for Joel. Now its up to us. Tell ICE Americans value families. Dont destroy families!

Please sign and share this petition to ICE: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-deportation-17

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Signed

Is this the guy Homeland Security is protecting us from?

19 hours ago

Daisy Bassen

#TeamHGI has another unique opportunity to share with our HGI village. We are working with Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Census Complete Committee to inform our community of a chance to earn an income! You can earn $21.25 per hour by helping the U.S. Census Bureau prepare for the #2020Census. BE COUNTED! They're now accepting applications for more than 1,000 temporary positions in Providence County, R.I. Census data is collected every 10 years and determines your representation in Congress and determines how funds are spent in your community on things like roads, parks, and hospitals. Learn more and apply today! census.gov/2018jobs
If you or someone you know has interest please call us for more details. We may also assist you in the application process. We are here for you! Say Higher Ground sent you! #teamHGI #earncash #becounted #census2020 #sweetiecare #becounted

Please SHARE and LIKE! We need as many people aware of this opportunity. More to come!
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I applied but haven't heard back. Is this a problem?

4 weeks ago

Justin Boyan

The United States Congress, established in 1788 to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States people, has now officially become, in the hands of the Republican Party, the fully subservient tool of the few hundred richest Americans. It is hard to overstate how obscene this tax bill is. It loots the current and future proceeds of our national economy in order to further enrich those few people who have already pocketed the past 30 years worth of gains (and those people's undeserving heirs). It creates a massive structural deficit which wipes out our ability to fight climate change, rebuild our infrastructure, fund education and research, or shore up our safety net. And, adding insult to injury, it also destabilizes Obamacare, allows oil drilling in a pristine wildlife refuge, taxes universities, and defines fetuses as people for the purpose of college savings accounts. It double-taxes money paid in state taxes, which will devastate public education funding, while also adding a new tax break for private school tuition.
How do we fight back against this obscenity? We have no choice but to GET MORE ORGANIZED. We need to elect more, and stronger, progressive Democrats to every level of office. We need to pass bills at the state level that undo the damages wrought at the federal level. We need constitutional amendments to give power back to the people, instead of to the corporations and dollars that currently call the shots.
Resist Hate RI, with our thousands of group members and email subscribers, can play a big role in making 2018 a progressive tidal wave in Rhode Island and beyond — but only if we get a bunch more volunteers on board. Can you help? What do you think our most important activities should be? Will you contribute a few hours every week in 2018 to help turn the tide?
Please offer your feedback and volunteer energy by taking the 2017 Resist Hate membership survey: bit.ly/rhri-survey
Then take the poll!
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Loosely copied and pasted from my survey responses: Overall there's a lack of commitment or interest in running an organization. Or if you don't want to call it an organization, there's a lack of commitment to doing the mundane but very human work of community building and movement building. People want quick and easy answers. Social: Apathy, which more and more seems to be reinforced by information overload and dopaminergic inability to focus. Political: Single issue organizing doesn't work and hasn't worked to create systemic change. Every campaign needs to be framed more broadly and deliberately build collective power over time. Create truly democratic structures. Model the type of world that we want rather than acting like a marketing agency. Why am I filling out this form instead of attending a weekly meeting with a group of ten people that takes autonomous action, and generates proposals to present to a large network of other similar sized groups? I'm curious who is reading these responses (feel free to get in touch of course, and hi Justin). I'm continued to be dismayed at the failure of Resist Hate to acknowledge its race and class bias and privilege (primarily at the steering committee level, but also to acknowledge those existing social/political divides in RI). It's OK to organize as upper and middle class white people, but serious work needs to happen to prevent all of the obvious pitfalls that it entails. Despite all of my criticisms, I'm glad to see Resist Hate continuing to exist, and attempting to figure things out. What other choice do we have?

It's hard for me to trust the Democratic party in Rhode island but I'll fill out the survey

Is that what is was founded for?

Id really, really like it if RHRI and/or Indivisible would help organize a weekly demonstration for Impeachment at the State House. It could be organized alphabetically so that everyone had a week of the month to show up on Saturday for an hour. No speakers needed, just signs and some patriotic singing.Sitting on our ass** gets nothing done. "Get up, stand up for your rights", and for what you believe in.When was the last time we gathered together? It needs to be ongoing public protest.

Here's why you shouldn't draft your own surveys without consulting a survey methodologist. You can't recruit and gather opinions in the same form. If you want people to be honest, don't attach their answers to their name. This group has drawn a lot of criticism. You're not going to hear that, if you require people's names. You could probably benefit from the criticism though. I'm here. Hit me up with your surveys any time. I'll troubleshoot them. If you keep this survey as is, you're going to get an overly rosy version of how you're doing.

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19 hours ago

Lauren Niedel

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Jewish community leaders are protesting to protect the 800,000 young Dreamers who must be allowed to stay in America. We need a clean DREAM Act now.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

19 hours ago

Craig O'Connor

Monday January 22nd - 12:30pmRHCA Phone BankingPlanned Parenthood Votes! Rhode IslandWe will be making calls across Rhode Island all week along in celebration of Roe v Wade’s 45th anniversary! Help us call Rhode Islanders and urge them to tell their legislators to support the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2018.

Join us:

-Monday, January 22 at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02903 from 12:30-1:30 pm and 5 pm - 8pm. Phone bank captains: Donna Personeus (TWP/DWC) & Abby Godino (WFP)

-Wednesday, Jan. 24 - RHCA phone banking at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02903 from 5-8pm. Phone bank captain: Donna Personeus (TWP/DWC)

**Important** Please bring a laptop or iPad along with cell phone.
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RHCA Phone Banking

19 hours ago

Karlo Berger

Hi Resisters: a Massachusetts-based classical pianist I know is preparing for a recital in Boston this March. She is looking to perform a "dry run" of her March concert this February in the form of a fundraiser for a progressive cause, and asked me if I knew of any Providence area groups that would be interested. If any RI activist groups are curious about the idea, feel free to message me and I can put you in touch with her. ... See MoreSee Less

19 hours ago

Don Rhodes

Not too late!!!ECRI's LEGISLATIVE COFFEE HOUR IS TODAY at 3:15 PM

At this fun event ECRI members and others interested in the environment get to informally talk to many legislators about issues of concern, both ECRI priority issues, and the issues that you and your organizations are interested in. Last year 25 legislators attended.

For those of you with little State House experience this is an excellent opportunity to make the place much less scary. Meet your ECRI colleagues, learn the ropes in a very relaxed atmosphere, and learn about how the building is laid out.

We are going to be holding the Coffee Hour in a new place this year, the State House Library. It is on the second floor.

Feel free to spread the word, feel free to forward the postcard to your representatives, and please attend. Let the legislature know how important environmental issues are to the people of Rhode Island.
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Not too late!!!

2 days ago

Richard Rodriguez

who watched the state of the union speech from gina raimondo? ... See MoreSee Less

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State of the State*

my bad lol

I missed it

you can watch on wpri.com if u missed it

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