Education

Rosie Castro as the recipient of the Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented during the Educational Achievement Luncheon

USHLI is pleased to announce Rosie Castro as the recipient of the Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented during the Educational Achievement Luncheon at USHLI’s 37th National Conference. The award is named in memory of Hank Lacayo, USHLI Co-founder and Political Director of the United Auto Workers and active supporter of the United Farmworkers Union and other progressive organizations. The conference will be held February 14-17, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located at 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago. A veteran of 50 years in the struggle for more and better educational opportunities and political power…
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LATINO POLICY INSTITUTE APPLAUDS FEDERAL COURT DECISION FOR 2020 CENSUS

PROVIDENCE, , Jan. 16, 2019 - Tuesday's federal court decision blocking the inclusion of a citizenship question in the upcoming 2020 census comes as a victory for states, municipalities, and especially many immigrant communities, including Latinos. When the decision to include a question regarding a person's citizenship status was announced by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross Jr. in March 2018, three Rhode Island municipalities - Central Falls, Providence, and Pawtucket - as well as good-government organizations such as Common Cause Rhode Island and the American Civil Liberties Union took the lead in voicing their concern and opposition. As stated…
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Traffic Advisory: Bridge Repairs to Require Temporary Closure of Old Great Road at Route 146 Overpass in North Smithfield

BRIDGE REPAIRS TO REQUIRE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF OLD GREAT ROAD AT ROUTE 146 OVERPASS IN NORTH SMITHFIELD  Detour goes into effect January 23 The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will temporarily close a section of Old Great Road in North Smithfield, where it passes underneath Route 146, on Wednesday, January 23. The bridge over Old Great Road is part of a $ million multi-bridge project for minor repairs that will extend the service life of these structures and avoid more costly bridge rehabilitation or bridge replacement projects. The roadway under the highway is too narrow to…
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Education

Governor Raimondo Proposes Expanding Rhode Island Promise to Rhode Island College

Proposed expansion of scholarship program would cover final two years of in-state tuition and fees for eligible full-time students working towards four-year degrees  PROVIDENCE, RI – In the first State of the State address of her second term at the State House on Tuesday night, Governor Gina Raimondo proposed an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program to Rhode Island College. The proposal would cover the final two years of in-state tuition and mandatory fees for four-year, first-time undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time and meet any new and existing eligibility requirements as determined by the Governor and General Assembly.…
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House Republicans Tank Bill to Reopen Government While Border Security Negotiations Continue

Longest government shutdown in history will continue as Coast Guard members miss their first paychecks   WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H. J. Res. 27, a bill that would reopen the government through February 1 to allow for continued border security negotiations:   “The Trump shutdown is now the longest in American history, and thanks to the President and his Republican colleagues, there is no end in sight. Today, the brave members of our Coast Guard missed their first paychecks, putting 332 Rhode Island families in the untenable position of wondering whether…
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Health

ATTENTION SNAP Recipients

Due to the partial Federal Government Shutdown: February SNAP benefits will be issued in January Current SNAP Recipients: Your February SNAP benefits will be on your EBT card by Sunday, January 20, 2019. You will NOT get more benefits issued to your card, but you may continue to use your EBT card at any authorized retailer. Important Information about JANUARY Case Actions: If your case is not complete on January 16. 2019, approved recipients will receive your February benefits on February 1, 2019. SNAP Applications After January 15, 2019: If you apply and are approved to receive SNAP benefits on or…
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ATENCIÓN RECIBIDORES DE SNAP

Debido al cierre parcial del Gobierno Federal: Los beneficios SNAP de febrero serán emitidos en enero. Recipientes actuales de SNAP: Sus beneficios de febrero de SNAP estarán en su tarjeta EBT para el domingo 20 de enero de 2019. NO recibirá más beneficios emitidos a su tarjeta, pero puede continuar usando su tarjeta EBT en cualquier distribuidor autorizado. Información importante sobre ENERO Acciones de caso: Si su caso no está completo el 16 de enero de 2019, los beneficiarios aprobados recibirán sus beneficios de febrero el 1 de febrero de 2019. Solicitudes de SNAP después del 15 de enero de 2019: si solicita y recibe…
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Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island sobre los beneficios de SNAP para febrero

Esta tarde, la directora del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island, Courtney Hawkins, realizó una conferencia de prensa para discutir los impactos pendientes de los beneficios de SNAP y otros programas de redes de seguridad a la luz del cierre federal. El programa SNAP apoya a casi el 15% de los habitantes de Rhode Island y es un programa de red de seguridad crítica que garantiza que las familias de bajos ingresos tengan alimentos en sus mesas. Solo en diciembre, se otorgaron $ millones en beneficios de SNAP a más de 93,000 hogares, que brindaron apoyo a más de…
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Rhode Island Department of Human Services on SNAP Benefits for February

This afternoon Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins held a press conference to discuss pending impacts to SNAP benefits and other safety net programs in light of the federal shutdown. The SNAP program supports nearly 15% of Rhode Islanders, and is a critical safety net program ensuring low income families have food on their tables. In December alone, $ in SNAP benefits were issued to more than 93,000 households, supporting more than 150,000 Rhode Islanders. SNAP benefits are paid in full by the federal government and are at risk of running out if the government shutdown continues into March. RI Department of Human…
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RWU, Bon Appetit offer meals to Coast Guard families amid government shutdown

Active-duty members of Coast Guard invited to bring families to dinner at Bristol campus on Tuesday BRISTOL, , Jan. 14, 2018 ­­– In response to the partial federal government shutdown, Roger Williams University and its food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Company, will provide free hot meals to active-duty members of the Coast Guard and their families on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Any active-duty members of the Coast Guard in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are welcome to come the Upper Commons dining hall on RWU’s Bristol campus for dinner from 5 to 7 Please enter through the main entrance off Old Ferry…
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