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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

ACLU SUES PAWTUCKET SCHOOL OFFICIALS OVER UNLAWFUL ARREST OF 13-YEAR-OLD HONORS STUDENT

As conflict over race-based discriminatory police practices permeates the country, ACLU of RI cooperating attorneys Shannah Kurland and Lynette Labinger today filed suit in federal court over a Pawtucket School Resource Officer’s (SRO) gratuitous and unlawful handcuffing and arrest last year of Tre’sur Johnson, a 13-year-old African-American honors student at Goff Middle[Read More…]

by June 2, 2020

7 Organizations Call On Governor Raimondo To Repeal “Extremely Damaging” Executive Order Delaying Access To Public Records

Calling Governor Gina Raimondo’s two-and-a-half-month old executive order giving public bodies extra time to respond to open records requests “unwarranted and extremely damaging to the public interest,” seven media and open government organizations today called on her to immediately rescind the order.  The Access to Public Records Act gives public bodies[Read More…]

by May 28, 2020

Rhode Island ACLU Sues Over Frozen Unemployment Insurance Payments

ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys Ellen Saideman and Lynette Labinger today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging the state Department of Labor and Training’s (DLT) actions in summarily freezing weekly unemployment insurance benefit payments to hundreds of Rhode Islanders without any notice or explanation. The suit was filed three weeks after reports[Read More…]

by May 27, 2020

RiseUp‌ ‌to‌ ‌FreeThemAll A‌ ‌Car‌ ‌Rally‌ ‌in‌ ‌Solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌People‌ ‌Caged‌ ‌in‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌

#RiseUp‌ ‌to‌ ‌#FreeThemAll:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Car‌ ‌Rally‌ ‌in‌ ‌Solidarity‌ ‌with‌ ‌People‌ ‌Caged‌ ‌in‌ ‌Bristol‌ ‌County‌ ‌ Since‌ ‌the‌ ‌start‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌over‌ ‌3,000‌ ‌people‌ ‌have‌ ‌died‌ ‌in‌ ‌US‌ ‌prisons‌ ‌and‌ ‌jails.‌ ‌Infection‌ ‌rates‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌soar.‌ ‌Yet,‌ ‌elected‌ ‌officials‌ ‌refuse‌ ‌to‌ ‌implement‌ ‌the‌ ‌only‌ ‌measure‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌save‌ ‌lives‌ ‌—‌[Read More…]

by May 26, 2020