Democracy

RI Civic Learning Week — Register Now

How do elections work in Rhode Island?* How does one provide effective testimony to legislators? What is the status of civic education in Rhode Island?  Running from March 11th to 15th, Civic Learning Week seeks to highlight the importance of civic education in sustaining and strengthening constitutional democracy in the United States. Co-hosts Common Cause

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Veterans Day

We should all gratefully honor our veterans — not just today, but every day — for their incredible sacrifices in defending our country and the United States Constitution. What baffles me is the 63 Republican members of the House of Representatives, themselves veterans, who support the presidential candidacy of a man who not only avoided

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Early Voting Has Started — Vote For Gabe Amo!

Do not leave this to chance! The opposition has proven to be depressingly motivated. Gabe Amo, the Democratic candidate for Congress, does have a built-in advantage running in Rhode Island’s historically blue U.S. District 1, but the stakes are so high. This being a special election in an off-year — former Congressman David Cicilline stepped

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VOTE

[Gabe Amo has won the Democratic primary and we wish him well. He will be up against Republican Gerry Leonard in the November general election.] The primary will decide. Voters living in Congressional District 1 will vote today in the special election primary. For those new to the area, the winner in the democratic primary

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CD1 Candidates Debate Live On WPRI

(8.29) With the special CD1 primary election approaching, WPRI 12 News will be providing a final look at the Democratic candidates this Tuesday evening when moderators Tim White and Ted Nesi host a live televised debate. Tickets are still available (even though debates would be much better without audience members slowing things down). The debate

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Early Voting For CD1 Special Primary Starts

Early voting starts today. Newcomers to the state may not realize that the September 5th primary will effectively determine* who we are sending to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District in the House of Representatives, the seat vacated by David Cicilline. This is important. There are twelve (12!) Democrats running against each other in this

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September 5th Primary IS The Election

Newcomers to the state may not realize that the September 5th primary will effectively determine who we are sending to the House of Representatives to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District recently vacated by David Cicilline. For details and important dates go to the Secretary of State’s page on the CD1 Special Election. For instance,

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Congressman Cicilline To Step Down

This seems to have taken everyone by surprise. At the end of May, Congressman — and customer favorite — David Cicilline will be leaving behind the soul-crushing stupidity and venality that currently define the McCarthy House. (Complete disclosure: I have supported Mr. Cicilline’s political career since he first ran mayor over two decades ago. I

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Segal For Congress — Rally And Music Fest

(9.1) David Segal’s rallies are the best: good live music with good live people. This September 1st his campaign will be taking over Revival Brewery and Lost Valley Pizza on Sims Avenue for a Rally and Festival. This invitation comes from musician and labor historian Joey DeFrancesco who I believe will be on stage at

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