Articles by: Pat Ford

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years

  From The US Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA.Gov) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 5 through 11 years of age at least five months[Read More…]

by May 17, 2022

Connecticut Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Limiting the Use of Isolated Confinement

  Connecticut Governor signs into law codifying prior year Executive Order. Increasingly, the “Torture State” of Rhode Island is becoming an outlier on fundamental human rights. In a “quick response” from StopTortureRI.com, activists noted that the legislation will have the immediate impact: 1) Creates a Correctional Advisory Committee (and specifies[Read More…]

by May 11, 2022

Rhode Island Legislation Creating “Ombudsman” With Special Education Oversight Powers To Be Heard In House Finance Tomorrow Night! (May 10) (Legislation/Videos Included)

House Bill 7536, which will create/enable an Office of the Ombudsman, with full oversight over the Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE)  implementation of IEP’s (Individualized Education Program), is being heard tomorrow night by the all powerful Rhode Island House Finance Committee. (May 10 At The Rise of The House[Read More…]

by May 9, 2022

RI Transit Riders Opposes the Proposed Moratorium On The Payment Of The Fuel Tax As Currently Written

  Statement From RI Transit Riders   RI Transit Riders opposes H7983 and H8006, which impose a moratorium on the payment of the fuel tax until December 31, 2022, and June 30, 2023, respectively.  As written, it would cripple RI transit service since the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) depends on gas tax[Read More…]

by May 6, 2022

Criminal Justice Reform Change Agent Cherie Cruz Announces Run For Rhode Island General Assembly District 58

Cherie Cruz, a leading criminal legal reform advocate, announced today her plans to run for Rhode Island State Representative in District 58, currently held by Rep. Carlos Tobon. The district includes the Woodlawn and Fairlawn communities. “I love this community. I was born in Pawtucket, grew up in low income[Read More…]

by May 4, 2022

Rhode Island ACLU Reacts To Landmark Rhode Island Supreme Court Ruling On Reproductive Privacy Act

  From The Rhode Island Chapter of The American Civil Liberties Union: ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown today issued the following statement in response to the RI Supreme Court’s decision in Benson v. Raimondo, a lawsuit filed in 2019 which challenged the constitutionality of RI’s Reproductive Privacy Act:   Today’s[Read More…]

by May 4, 2022

Rhode Island Michael Benson et al v. Daniel McKee Governor for the State of Rhode Island, et al.

   

by May 4, 2022

City Council Candidate Jackie Goldman Wins The Day Plus! Allan Fung On Roe V. Wade-Matt Brown Pokes Boomer Democrats

Former Cranston Mayor/Rhode Island Congressional District 2 Primary Candidate Allan Fung on the controversy circling the current Supreme Court debate on Roe V. Wade: “My views are in line with the majority of Rhode Islanders.  As your next Congressman, I would not vote for legislation that allowed late term or[Read More…]

by May 3, 2022

Rhode Island Political Leaders Weigh In On SCOTUS Rowe V. Wade Reveal

The response from Rhode Island political leaders has been both swift and furious, in reaction to the leaked “working draft” of an opinion on Roe V. Wade to be delivered by The United States Supreme Court. The Coalition has reached out to dozens of  community leaders, and will continue to[Read More…]

by May 3, 2022

Why Is The Coventry School Teachers Unions Attacking A Parent/Candidate?

Op Ed: Coventry School Board Candidate Bethany Chatterley I am a concerned parent turned candidate for Coventry school committee. If you run against them, guess what happens? The highest level will call you a domestic terrorist while the teacher’s union will accuse you of all sorts of falsehoods. The teacher’s[Read More…]

by May 2, 2022