News and Politics
We celebrate our amazing volunteers and supporters who worked so hard to help us achieve phenomenal growth in the 2018 session.
YES!RI is statewide network that partners with established student groups as well as the RI ACLU to effectively combat gun violence in Rhode Island.
The upset victory of Ocasio-Cortez shows positive momentum for grass-roots organizing and the potential to elect gun-sense candidates.
Legislative success and phenomenal organizational and grassroots growth in 2018.
The General Assembly fails the public for the 4th straight year on The Safe Schools Acts, as well as other common sense gun safety legisation and many family-focused pieces of legislation.
Another great turnout for lobbying lawmakers on The Safe Schools Act.
RICAGV joins with public health officials and law enforcement in opposition to the legalization of stun guns (tazers); these same officials are in support of The Safe Schools Act, which is still being held for study by the Judiciary Committee.
Incredible rally at the Statehouse with 100 students including Providence Student Union and Young Voices!
RI students do it again! Kudos to all the kids who showed up to protest the inaction of the RI legislature for 4 years in a row.
Pawtucket resident, writer and lawyer Liz Abbott’s letter was published in the Providence Journal on April 23, 2018.
RICAGV supporters took action on National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day for all victims and their families by canvassing RI Speaker Mattiello’s district in Cranston.
Getting to start with the Youth Engagement Campaign has been an incredible show of the power of RI youth.
Biggest bust in RI State Police history included 53 illegal guns and large quantities of illegal drugs.
Dozens of supporters lobby RI lawmakers for The Safe Schools Act, the Assault Weapon Ban, and the High Capacity Magazine Ban.
Bishop Tobin Writes in Support of RI Coalition Against Gun Violence Efforts for Common Sense Gun Control
Bishop Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence wrote in support of common-sense gun reforms.
Party platform committee members are surprisingly dismissive of traditional Democratic issues at local meeting.
“Sawyer stated it may not be next week, next month, or even next year, but eventually he will carry out his plan,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Wilkins, of the VT State Police.
Students and Rhode Island citizens provided the committee with insightful and heartfelt testimony.
The most up-to-date report shows a disturbing upward trend in the number of incidents, deaths and injuries.
The high-powered AR-15 allowed the shooter to kill students that were in locked classrooms.
The Safe Schools Act and the Assault Weapons Ban are in Jeopardy
An updated examination of resources reveals dramatic increase in the use of high capacity semiautomatic weapons in crimes overall.
This common-sense gun violence reduction measure will move to the floor of the full House for a vote.
RI is currently one of only 4 states that generally allow concealed carry in K-12 schools.
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