GWC in the News
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
National Grid puts profits over people
Op-Ed by Camilo Viveios
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 Future.org
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 Future.org
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 14, 2014 | 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
Homework: Testify to support emergency moratoriums on utility shutoffs
UpriseRI, February 20, 2020
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