Langevin Offices Accepting Applications for Spring Interns

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, , offices for the spring of 2019. This program is open to civic-minded college students who are available for at least 10 hours per week. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, answering phone calls, and supporting staff members on various projects. College credit is available if approved by the institution. The application deadline is December 7th. For more information, visit ;; and click on the Internships prompt under "Serving You," on the homepage.
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Cicilline Statement on Sessions Resignation

PAWTUCKET -  Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:   “The President fundamentally misunderstands the role of the Attorney General of the United States.  The Attorney General swears an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States.  The Attorney General's responsibilities do not include protecting the President from the consequences of his misconduct or the results of any ongoing investigation, no matter how much the President wishes it were so.  The next Attorney General needs to be a strong, independent prosecutor who can stand…
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized After Fracturing Ribs

VOA News Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in a fall in her office at the court Wednesday night. An official statement said Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to a Washington area hospital early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. "She was admitted for observation and treatment," the statement said. Ginsburg broke two ribs after falling in 2012. She has twice battled cancer and had a stent implanted in 2014 to unblock an artery. Ginsburg, considered one of the high court's more liberal justices, was appointed by former President Bill Clinton more than 25 years…
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LPR News

Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions

VOA News/Masood Farivar & Steve Herman WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump forced his controversial Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown with newly energized congressional Democrats over the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions, in a resignation letter to Trump, wrote that he was stepping down at “your request,” accepting a fait accompli he’d long sought to avert despite Trump’s repeated public humiliations of the attorney general over his recusal from oversight of the Russia probe. The forced departure of Sessions, a former Republican senator and early supporter of Trump’s 2016…
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Congratulations to RICAGV Endorsed Candidates

Providence, Rhode Island (November 7, 2018)–The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) congratulates the more than 60 RICAGV endorsed candidates at the Federal, State, and Municipal level who won their elections last night. Especially on the state level these are fantastic gains that will tilt the House and Senate decisively in favor of common sense gun regulation. We couldn’t be more excited to work with the numerous new and returning legislators in the General Assembly to make Rhode Island safer from the scourge of gun violence. The RICAGV took the huge risk of opposing Speaker Mattiello and his A- NRA rating in his…
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‘Citizens’ Statement on Mattiello’s Re-Election

Cranston, RI – The Citizens for a Corruption-Free RI (CCFRI), a partnership of two of Rhode Island’s leading advocacy organizations, the Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI-NOW) and The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV), are disappointed that Nicholas Mattiello won re-election to the House of Representatives. While they were not successful in their effort to defeat him, they call on the rest of the House of Representatives to join the growing chorus of the re-elected and newly elected State Representatives who have refused to support Mattiello’s bid to retain his Speakership. Linda Finn said, “Rhode Island cannot move forward with Mattiello as…
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Voters deliver major wins for students, public education in 2018 midterm elections

#RedForEd movement and historic educator activism make 2018 the ‘Year of the Educator’ WASHINGTON — Nicknamed by observers and political pundits as the “Year of the Educator,” the 2018 midterm election results mark a major victory for students and serve as a mandate for real change in our public education system. Harnessing the momentum of the historic #RedForEd movement, with a surge of educators on the ballot and historic educator activism, the National Education Association and its affiliates helped to elect leaders that are positioned to shift the balance of power in state capitals and the Congress, where victories will add a critical…
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DNC on Taking Back the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement after Democrats took back the House:   “The Democratic Party is back.   “Nothing is more powerful than the voice of the American people, and they spoke out loud and clear: Donald Trump does not stand for our values, the Republican Party has failed to hold him accountable, and it’s time for bold Democratic leadership in Washington.   “We won back the House because our candidates had a clear message for working families and refused to let Trump and the GOP distract us from the issues that matter most. Democrats believe that…
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Why Young Voters Find It So Hard to Get to the Polls

VOA News/Kathleen Struck It’s disinterest. It’s selfishness. It’s preoccupation with avocado toast. For Americans under 30 — who only recently became the largest voting bloc in the and are oft-maligned for lack of civic participation — the largest barrier to voting might be square inches of aging technology. “The ‘finding-a-stamp thing’ is sometimes considered a joke, but a lot of young people have never had to mail anything because everything is done online,” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. “Or they have nice…
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Community

Moody’s Woonsocket Bond Rating Soars Three Levels to Investment Grade

City’s Significant Financial Improvements and Budget Adherence Cited WOONSOCKET, : Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Woonsocket’s General Obligation Bonds three levels to investment grade“Baa3” from Ba3, and has rated the City as having a “Stable” outlook. The City’s bond rating from Moody’s is seven steps higher than it was in 2013 when it was at a B3 “junk” status, and is now at an “investment-grade” level for the first time since early in 2010. “I am proud of what we have accomplished financially over the past four years, and pleased that the ratings agencies have consistently recognized…
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