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A Hartford judge has decided to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling locations that saw delays and missing registration lists early Tuesday morning. The extended hours will apply to the Batchelder School at 757 New Britain Avenue and United Methodist Church at 571 Farmington Avenue, according to the judge. Registered voters who are
Health care workers have a long history of supporting public health initiatives, and we know how important immunization is in helping prevent the spread of illness. But we also know that health care choices are intensely personal matters – which is why we object to the new regulation being proposed by the RI Department of
At a recent hearing at the RI State House, several 1199 members from the Blackstone Valley ARC — along with a few of our consumers — testified about the devastating impact of $24 million in budget cuts to services for the developmentally disabled. Check out some of the highlights below: Karen Baldwin’s testimony: Amanda Hitchener’s
On Valentine’s Day, 1199 members from the Blackstone Valley ARC joined with advocates, family members, and allies of the developmentally disabled to call on the RI General Assembly to “Have a Heart” and restore the $24 million in cuts passed last year – cuts that are now causing to program closures, layoffs, wage and benefit
Nearly 50 members of 1199 who live and work in the Pawtucket and Central Falls area gathered at a forum last night to describe the harmful impact that budget cuts have had on the people that we serve, as well as on our own families. The forum was attended by four area State Representatives —
On Thursday, December 15th, dozens of 1199 members from the ARC of Blackstone Valley — along with allies from other unions and advocates for the developmentally disabled — held a press conference at the RI State House to call on the General Assembly to restore over $24 million in funds that were cut last year