Articles by: Pat Ford

Groups Respond To RNC / Rhode Island GOP Appeal Of Mail Ballot Case To Supreme Court

    Two weeks ago, the state of Rhode Island agreed to eliminate witness/notary requirements for vote by mail throughout the 2020 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in a consent decree resolving a lawsuit brought  by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Rhode Island, Campaign Legal Center, and the law[Read More…]

by August 10, 2020

Tina Pedersen & Congressman Langevin, Michael Matracia & Alyssa Gleason on the ADA 30th Anniversary

  A Very Special Evening … As Tina G Pedersen, President of RAMP:Real Access Motivates Progress. Celebrates & Commemorates The 30th Anniversary of the ADA America With Disabilities Act. Joining Tina: Alyssa Gleason: Rhode Island Governor’s Commission On Planning … Michael Matracia: Providence Policeman & The Honorable James Langevin: United[Read More…]

by August 9, 2020

Worcester Bravehearts Will Play 2020 Season in Leominster Futures League Baseball Returns to Doyle Field July 11

Worcester, MA: The Worcester Bravehearts baseball team and the City of Leominster have reached an agreement for the team to host all 19 of its FCBL home games at historic Doyle Field during the 2020 season. The move is a temporary one for the Bravehearts, who were forced to find[Read More…]

by July 7, 2020

Raimondo Announces Changes to the Long Term Care System; Investments to Create More Home-Based Care Options Amidst Spread of COVID-19 in Congregate Living Facilities

Governor Gina Raimondo announced a plan to expand home-based care options in Rhode Island as the state continues to grapple with the spread of COVID-19 in congregate living facilities. Before COVID-19, 61% of the state’s long-term care recipients lived in nursing facilities, which have struggled to contain the spread and[Read More…]

by July 1, 2020

Court Challenge Filed to Brown University’s Abandonment of Gender Equity in Athletics Program

More than twenty years after a precedent-setting court victory finding that Brown University violated federal Title IX law by engaging in gender-based discrimination in the school’s athletics program, legal representatives who secured an agreement requiring gender equity for those programs have returned to court, alleging the school is breaking that[Read More…]

by July 1, 2020

Gov Raimondo Sets Limits To State Response To Heightening RI Municipal Pension Crisis

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, responding to The Coalition Radio’s Pat Ford, discusses the implications of the recently released 2020 Report of the Advisory Council for Locally Administered Pension Plans. With Municipal Pension Plans, in one case, exceeding 1 Billion Dollars in unfunded liabilities, (Calculation Pre Covid Market Disruptions) in[Read More…]

by June 28, 2020

Gov. Raimondo To Consider Real Estate Divestiture In Response To Covid 19 Crisis!

    At the conclusion of Wednesday’s Press Conference, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo responding to Coalition Radio’s Pat Ford, disclosed that she has directed Department of Administration Head Brett Smiley to “conduct a full survey of all of the State’s real estate”. Watch / Listen to the link below[Read More…]

by June 27, 2020

Tina Pedersen CEO & Founder-RAMP (Real Access Motivates Progress) Joined The Coalition!

Tina G Pedersen CEO, President & Founder of RAMP (Real Access Motivates Progress) Joined The Coalition Talk Radio on 6/17/20! We talked Access … to, well, everything! Schools & Business Access … Educational Programs at the Primary & Secondary Education … Resources for the Community … the Ramp Red Bag[Read More…]

by June 18, 2020

FBI Agents Attempt to Question Providence Activist at Their Home!

Providence, RI: On the evening of Thursday, June 11 at about 5 PM, two FBI agents attempted to question a member of the FANG Collective at their home. The person who was targeted by the  is choosing to remain anonymous. The FBI agents entered from a back stairway through an[Read More…]

by June 16, 2020

BREAKING! STATEMENT ON CURFEWS FROM RHODE ISLAND ACLU

Below is a statement from the ACLU of RI on the imposition of curfews this evening by the cities of Cranston, Providence and Warwick. We believe they are extraordinary, unnecessary, and, ironically, likely to lead to discriminatory enforcement by police.   “The imposition of blanket curfews within three cities in[Read More…]

by June 2, 2020