On April 22, 2021, Dr. Muñoz called for the need to strengthen accountability measures across all municipal police departments.
"We cannot allow ourselves to be indifferent to these events. For anyone who claims that we don’t mourn or march when our people die as a result of gun violence, my answer to you is that we do March. We marched to the funeral home, and to the burial site. We lay the stones and flowers on the memorials that color our streets and murals. We live with the pain of those we lose to the consequences of poverty, that injustice which breeds so many others. But that reality does not negate this reality. We know that something has to change..."Read more
Dr. Muñoz Statement on George Floyd Trial Verdict:
Cruelty has fatal consequences. This verdict is not a resolution to the call for a more just system. It is the first step in a long road towards healing, and designing a system that manifest as public safety with mercy, and justice with second chances.
It is important to recognize that this isn’t a singular event. It is cyclical, and generational. It isn’t a democrat or republican issue, or a conservative or liberal issue. It is a human rights issue.Read more
In addition to backing the building of free public clinics and other health infrastructure, Muñoz supports increasing the supply of affordable housing and expanding Raimondo's free community college program.
Why did he start running so early?Read more
"Despite the confusion created last week by the false cancellation notices, roughly 85% of those who registered for appointments at the Dunk showed up to be vaccinated on Saturday, according to preliminary data compiled by Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz, a member of the State Equity Council who helped organize the event."Read more
"Clearly the success of Saturday’s clinic are the messengers and their message. At the Dunk on Saturday there was plenty of evidence that the message was received. Dr. Munoz and individuals leading the partnering organizations stood on the steps to greet people; discussion turned to keeping the coalition together for other projects.
"We were reaching out to communities that were already disenfranchised; we were sending links to undocumented individuals that did not have an email to families where a single point person registered ten,’’ Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, a member of the State Equity Council, said in an interview Tuesday night. “How many people did we lose?”
(Muñoz is scheduled to announce Wednesday that he is running for governor.)
More than 2,400 single-use registration links for appointments for this weekend have been sent out to residents who indicated they wanted to be vaccinated, Muñoz said, and about 1,800 of those have completed their registration."Read more
"Luis Daniel Muñoz, a doctor, community organizer and member of the Governor’s Equity Council, said that reaching proportional vaccination rates is not enough.
'Black people and Latinos between the ages of 34 and 44 are three times more likely to be hospitalized compared to white individuals 74 to 85 years of age,” he told The Herald. “When you look at that risk from an equity standpoint, one would say that that population should have relatively more vaccines allocated to them based on the increased risk. But in Rhode Island you can’t even get an equal proportion.'
Harrison Tuttle, the executive director of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island PAC, agreed that equity was imperative. 'All the disparities, both economic and criminal, that Black and Brown communities face have been piled on by this pandemic … These communities have been impacted the most by COVID,' he said."
"That doesn’t happen too often but that takes dedication, care, and intent -- that takes trust and relationships," said Kiah Bryant, managing director at Direct Action for Rights and Equality...More than 3,000 people of color registered through community leaders for the equity-focused vaccination clinic. More than 2,600 people received their vaccine."Read more