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R.I. regulators OK steep electric-rate hike

December 23, 2014

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT Associated Press, Westerly Sun

PUC to vote on electric rate hikes, consumers protest

Colin Spence; reporting by Brian Yocono

Channel 12 WPRI Eyewitness News

December 23, 2014


Camilo Viveiros: National Grid puts profits over people
Op-Ed by Camilo Viveiros
Providence Journal, December 22nd, 2014


Immersion in Utilities
RISD Maharam Fellows

–Allison Wong  July 21st, 2014

PUC delays Vote

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has delayed a vote on new termination rules following public comments at the PUC's hearing on Friday, December 20, 2013. The George Wiley Center submitted a petition prior to the hearing, and many Wiley Center volunteers and other members of the community appealed to the PUC to hold public hearings throughout the state before holding a vote. 

Public Utilities Commission could leave people out in the cold

By Bob Plain on December 19, 2013, RI Future


Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Especially if Your Gas and Electric Gets Shut Off

By Rick Cohen | December 16, 2013
NPQ Nonprofit Quarterly
Advocates for poor concerned about proposed rules changes on Rhode Island utility shutoffs

The Providence Journal,​ December 12, 2013

But representatives of the George Wiley Center, the Pawtucket-based antipoverty organization, say the changes under consideration would harm low-income customers by reducing protections. They and other consumer advocates are urging the commission to hold off on adopting the new language.
“It’s too fast. It’s too drastic. And it’s not good policy practice,” said Camilo Viveiros, lead organizer with the Wiley Center.


Rhode Island struggles with highest unemployment

By David Klepper  (AP) February 12, 2013

Unemployed workers speak out

February 1st, 2013

Katie Davis, I-Team NBC News Channel 10 

On 81st Birthday, still fighting for poor


The Providence Journal, July 1, 2011


The timing for a celebration could not have been more auspicious.
Henry Shelton, for decades a relentless fighter for justice for the poor, had his 81st birthday.
The George Wiley Center, the nonprofit organization he founded in 1981 to spread his grass-roots tenacity, marked its 30th anniversary.
The party began Wednesday afternoon in Shelton's storefront office on East Avenue. A few miles away, as the sun descended in a cloudless sky, the Rhode Island Senate deliberated on the Henry Shelton Act. The bill would fund reduced utility rates for the poor with a nominal surcharge on the majority of gas and electric customers, no more than $20 a year per household.

The George Wiley Center wants to help you avoid utility shut-offs

By Steve Ahlquist on April 24, 2015, RI

Know your utility rights

Providence Community Library eNewsletter, April 20, 2015

Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame
Henry Shelton ~ Inducted 2015


Extend the RI Moratorium on Utility Shut-Offs to May 1st‏

Published on abril 9th, 2015 | by RILatino

For many, autumn’s glory means having no heat

By Bob Plain on October 30, 2014, RI

Weekend Warriors Presents: Camilo Viveiros

Friday, September 26, 2014, Sojourner House

Five Questions With: Camilo Viveiros

By Patricia Daddona, Friday, September 19, 2014
PBN Providence Business News


"We encourage people to speak up for themselves and with others and to speak to legislators and administrators not only about their personal issues, but about the policies that impact them."

Senate approves bill to make Henry Shelton Act more effective

Changes aim to help struggling families earn utility debt forgiveness

State of Rhode Island General Assembly News


Red Bandana Fund to Recognize Henry Shelton and Providence School Union

by Herb Weiss  Warwick Beacon  June 6th, 2014

R.I. regulators approve 2-week extension of moratorium on utility shutoffs
By Alex Kuffner

April 14th, 2014  Providence Journal

Utility shutoffs resume Wednesday throughout R.I.

April 9, 2019 | By LESLIE ROVETTI  The Westerly Sun

R.I. considers extending winter ban on utility shutoffs

By Alex Kuffner

April 7th, 2014   Providence Journal

George Wiley Center marks 40 years of advocating for justice

Melanie Thibeault, Valley Breeze, January 5, 2021

George Wiley Center, Pawtucket, RI

Jim Hanley, My Backyard, October 31, 2021

Stop unfair utility terminations

Camilo Viveiros, The Newport News Daily, August 29, 2021

Cicilline advocates new program to help poor pay utility bills
by Alex Kuffner  January 12, 2015
Providence Journal

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