Post Tagged with: "Rhode Island"

RI Democratic Women’s Caucus Executive Committee Asks Incoming Governor McKee to Appoint a Woman as Lieutenant Governor

The Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus Executive Committee is writing to encourage future Governor McKee to appoint a woman to be the next Lieutenant Governor. In Rhode Island, women make up over 51% of the population, yet upon Governor Raimondo’s departure, only 1 in 9 –a mere 11%– of top[Read More…]

by January 14, 2021

The Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee Announces New Executive Board For 2021-2023

  The Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC) proudly announces its 2021-2023 Board of Directors:  Melitzi M. Torres – President Maribel Echeverry McLaughlin, Esq. – Vice-President Victor Regino – Secretary Sylvia Bernal – Treasurer  Patricia Socarras – Member at Large  Juanita Montes de Oca – Member at Large Maria[Read More…]

by December 21, 2020

Regional Coalition of Northeast Governors Announce Colleges Will Be Encouraged to Provide Testing for Students Before Leaving for Thanksgiving Break, Recommend Expanded Remote Instruction to End Fall Semester Safely

Residential Colleges Across the Northeast Should Provide Testing For Students Before they Leave for Thanksgiving Break And Ensure Students are Aware of Quarantine Rules  Governors Recommend That All Travel be Limited for Thanksgiving and Urge Colleges to Utilize Increased Remote Instruction to End Fall Semester, Reducing the Need for Students[Read More…]

by November 18, 2020

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