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Tribe of Weird

Providence is a haven for weirdness and weirdos. This is what makes the town so great. Where else can your day start with a phone call from a Cheyenne “hobo,” checked in to the RI Hospital for a suicide attempt, and end with synth rock played in a downtown “gay” bar full of rockers, trannies, […]

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Monday: FairVote’s Fundraiser

FairVote has spent the last 15 years pushing for a true democratization of our political structures — a real multi-party, multi-ideology representative democracy, expansion of the franchise, and more. The RI chapter started up last year, and we’re trying to build a broader local base for it. Our keynote speaker is Hendrik Herztberg, senior editor

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Hertzberg: “I have a weakness for street weirdos”

When FairVote booked New Yorker editor Hendrik Hertzberg for our fundraiser (Monday, Dec. 15th at the Hi-Hat from 6-8:30pm), we only knew he was a brilliant writer who loved election reform. We didn’t know he could also hold his own in a streetfight… My first inkling of my week as a Bill O’Reilly guest star

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Congrats to Ari

More press for FairvoteRI, via the Phoenix: With the General Assembly’s 2008 session underway, FairVote Rhode Island (fairvote.org/ri), a non-partisan organization that promotes civic engagement and election reform, has resumed the fight for the main issue on its agenda: advance voter registration for 16- and 17-year-olds. A national nonprofit operating out of Washington since 1992,

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