Politics

Prov Democratic Party Seeking Staffer

Straight from Craigslist: The Providence Democratic City Committee, a membership organization with approximately 165 members, is seeking a full-time Executive Director. This individual will report to 6-member executive committee of Providence Democratic City Committee and work with Providence residents, membership of Democratic City Committee, and city’s elected officials to push a pro-Providence agenda at the […]

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Mollis “Master Lever” Bill On Tap

Legislation to eliminate the so-called “master lever” from Rhode Island ballots will get its first public hearing this afternoon, Wednesday, when the House Judiciary Committee meets at the Rise in Room 313 at the State House. State law currently requires ballots to include the straight-party option, which enables voters to vote for all the candidates

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Providence Inaugural Events Schedule

Angel Taveras’s inauguration takes place on Monday, January 3rd, and will be celebrated around town with a series of events that week.  None are publicly funded, and they’re all free and open to the public, but you need to register for the biggest event — a huge celebration at the Convention Center on Monday night.

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RI Young Dems Seeking New Board Members

Meg has this up at RIFuture: The Rhode Island Young Democrats (RIYD) are announcing an open call for applications to their organization’s leadership for the 2011-2012 term. “Serving on the Young Democrats Board of Directors for the past four years has been a truly enriching and rewarding experience.” said outgoing RIYD President Meghan Grady, “This

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Wanted To Make RI A Better Place — Fernandez Dead At 46

[Additional Note: Chris Blazejewski has called a special session of Drinking Liberally tonight (Wednesday, 8pm on) at the Wild Colonial on South Water Street. Join friends to have a pint and share memories of Joe. This follows the official calling hours (4pm to 8pm) at Drabble Sherman Funeral Home at Wayland and Waterman Streets. BC]

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Bernie’s Back!

Bernie’s making progressives proud this week, calling the Repubs and Obama out on the insane deal they’re trying to ram down the throats of progressives in Congress and the American people at large. The importance of this moment can’t be overstated — it’s a chance for progressives to final take a strong stand and demonstrate

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RI’s Feisty Election History On Display

The Secretary of State’s office is giving you a chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s political past by visiting a free exhibit in downtown Providence. “Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History” features early voting machines, campaign buttons, voter guides, newspaper stories, historic ballots, photos and histories of the Dorr Rebellion and

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Good Advice From Fitzpatrick

Columnist Edward Fitzpatrick has a good column in today’s Providence Journal, “Advice for freshman legislators”. The piece includes an amusing glossary of terms, useful to State House watchers as well as the newly elected members of the general assembly. Fitzpatrick highlights two incoming reps at opposite ends of the political spectrum. The incoming class will

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Casinos On The Moon

What is it with 30 Rock and Rhode Island politics? On tonight’s episode Jack (Alec Baldwin) backs constitutional originalist Steve Austin in his candidacy for the congressional seat currently held by Regina Bookman (Queen Latifa) hoping to reduce government oversight and interference. The extremity of the candidate’s platform proves difficult to spin. Pictured here is

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Help Turn Out Vote for Progressive Candidates

The Progressive Leadership Fund just made its final endorsements for the House and Senate.  They’re below, along with some volunteer opportunities after the jump.  Chuck Levesque’s race (he’s one of the 2 or 3 most progressive senators) is where you can probably make the biggest difference. We would like to present the Progressive Leadership Fund’s

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