As a group, the expected 2022 candidates for governor are more cautious about a state worker vaccine mandate.
But Democrat Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, a member of the state COVID-19 Health Equity Council, thinks the time has come to implement one.
The Vanguard Podcast crew invite Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, and Roza Calderón (Executive Director of Future Generations PAC, and endorsed Justice Democrat in 2018 congressional race), to discuss health, economics, and implementation of progressive policies at the state level.
Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz reflects on the economy with Professor Liam Malloy, Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Rhode Island. From income inequalities to minimum wage, the two doctors engage in a historical and philosophical discussion around the economics of progress.Read more
Our focus should be on bringing supportive resources to the community, until a permanent solution is created, rather than threatening to evict. It’s immoral to criminalize homelessness.We can ensure that no person or family is left homeless in Rhode Island. We have the resources, and there is collective will.Read more
“I think it should be open to the public,” he said Thursday. “While it doesn’t have any authority to implement or execute on ideas, the Equity Council ultimately serves as a liaison for the community voice. Without transparency, there could be a disconnect between what’s advised on the council and what the community wants.”
Muñoz, who has announced he will run for governor in 2022, said, “The Equity Council is the only lens the community has into what the administration is doing. If this is not open to the public, it kind of defeats the purpose of it.”
Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, who is running for governor in 2022, referenced a Rhode Island attorney that said last year, “Had George Floyd been killed in Rhode Island, Chauvin would have still been employed...
[Labor Attorney, Vincent Ragosta commented on a June 8th 2020 article by WJAR that "If officer (Derek) Chauvin...had engaged in the conduct and the murder of George Floyd on [RI] soil he would still be employed by a local [RI] police department.”]
Are we waiting for that? Is that really what Rhode Island wants?”Read more
Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz — who ran for governor in 2018 and has already announced plans to challenge McKee for the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial nomination — said members of the Equity Council were informed Wednesday afternoon that their group would be “placed on hiatus” after a meeting next week...Read more
“My concern is that as we get close to 70 percent vaccinated nationally, we are seeing significantly lower vaccination rates for historically disenfranchised communities that are at higher risk," said Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, a community organizer in Providence, R.I.Read more
"Systemic racism and the resulting barriers to health and opportunity access, which entrap communities in cycles of poverty, will not be dismantled by exploiting the very community organizations & leaders that are instrumental in bringing any form of lasting programmatic change."Read more