Post Tagged with: "COVID 19"

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

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

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

Jason Pye: Vice President of Legislative Affairs – FreedomWorks.Org Joined The Coalition!

  From www.FreedomWorks.org “The mission of FreedomWorks is to build, educate, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty, and the rule of law.” Jason Pye Jason Pye is the vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks. He provides[Read More…]

by May 26, 2020

ACLU OF RI STATEMENT ON THE “CRUSH COVID RI” CONTACT TRACING APP

ACLU OF RI STATEMENT ON THE “CRUSH COVID RI” CONTACT TRACING APP The following statement was issued today by ACLU of Rhode Island executive director Steven Brown on the Governor’s announcement and release of the “Crush Covid RI” app: “As the Governor has acknowledged and most people recognize, potentially substantial[Read More…]

by May 20, 2020

ACLU Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Release For ICE Detainees at Wyatt Detention Center

PROVIDENCE, RI — The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys Deborah Gonzalez and Jared Goldstein, and lawyers from the firm Morgan Lewis filed a class-action lawsuit today against federal immigration officials and the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls. The suit, filed as a habeas corpus petition, seeks[Read More…]

by May 15, 2020