Post Tagged with: "Rhode Island"

RI ACLU & Community Object To Newport Canvassing Authority’s Decision To Close Park Holm Senior Center Polling Location

  The RI ACLU has decided to intervene on behalf of Newport citizens residing in precinct 2109 who feel that the consolidation, by the Newport Canvassing Authority, of a polling center located for years at the Park Holm Senior Center with the Pell Elementary School in Precinct 2102 would result[Read More…]

by October 17, 2020

ACLU of RI REPORT SHOWS ALARMING LACK OF PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS ON SCHOOL-LOANED COMPUTERS 

  The ACLU of Rhode Island released a report today which highlights the alarming lack of privacy protections given to students who use school-loaned laptop computers. Though all schools in Rhode Island rapidly transitioned to virtual learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey by the ACLU of RI[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020

Amy Joy Glidden CoCordinator RI Transit Riders Joined The Coalition: We Talk Kennedy Square!

Am Amy Joy Glidden – RI Transit Riders Joined The Coalition Talk Radio! We “Talked”: Kennedy Square … That 35 Million Dollar Bond … RIPTer Marrying RIDOT? … Please Open The Damn Bathrooms? And Of Course:  Joseph Paolino, To Whom We Ask The Immortal Question … How Can We Miss[Read More…]

by August 11, 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

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

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

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