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Paul Fedore

Paul

Paul Fedore has been a resident of Washington County for four years and previously worked with Washington County United, a chapter of PA United, as a canvasser fighting for economic, environmental, and racial justice. He loves camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Paul joined CCJ’s team in July 2020 as the Field Program Coordinator to help deepen and strengthen our relationships with communities in southwestern Pennsylvania and to ensure that people have a pathway to engage in improving their communities. He is excited to work with everyone to hold fossil fuel companies and our elected officials accountable and to organize to build power in our small towns and rural communities.

Paul can be reached at paul@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org

Posts by Paul Fedore

How Have Washington and Greene Counties Spent Opioid Settlement Funds so Far?

By Paul Fedore | May 13, 2024

CCJ has been working closely with community members, service providers, and other local advocates to encourage the county to spend opioid settlement funds in a way that increases and expands the amount of harm reduction and recovery resources and services we have in our area.  Annually on March 15th,  counties must submit their reports for […]

Opioid Settlement Funds Update

By Paul Fedore | April 19, 2024

Image: High Cost of Medicine (dollar), by Markus Mainka, Canva With many lawsuits already settled and others held up due to bankruptcy cases, money from the nationwide opioid settlements has been flowing to states and localities, including Washington and Greene Counties. Here are some of the latest updates:  Drugmaker Mallinckrodt filed for a second bankruptcy that […]

Important Information for Voters! Washington County will not allow Ballot Curing; ACLU and PILC Poised to Sue

By Paul Fedore | April 18, 2024

As voters, our collective voice shapes the future. Voting by mail is safe, secure, and the most accessible option for many of us. However, Washington County has recently decided not to allow voters to fix unintentional errors on their absentee/mail-in ballots. This is shameful – knowing that people’s votes will be thrown out over technicalities […]

Washington County awards its largest broadband project since the start of the initiative

By Paul Fedore | September 26, 2023

On July 20th, the Washington County Commissioners awarded the final three projects for the third phase of the Broadband Program to Comcast. This group of projects is the largest and the most expensive since the start of the initiative back in 2021. These projects will extend broadband access too 2,600 previously unserved locations in East […]

Purdue Pharmaceuticals Bankruptcy Settlement Paused

By Paul Fedore | September 5, 2023

While state and local governments have begun receiving their share of opioid settlement funds from a variety of parties held responsible for harm, the maker of the drug that is at the center of the opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma, has been trying to shield its wealthy Sackler family owners from further lawsuits over their role […]

Federal agencies approve new Harm Reduction Resources

By Paul Fedore | August 28, 2023

Harm Reduction advocates have been hard at work trying to get state, local and federal governments to increase and expand resources and services to combat the opioid crisis and mitigate the amount of overdoses and overdose deaths across the nation. A couple new resources are now available. Recently, a test strip pre-order form was created […]

Tell your Commissioners: Practice Transparency when Spending Opioid Settlement Funds

By Paul Fedore | August 10, 2023

There is a lot of money coming into local governments from the recent opioid settlements, and county commissioners are the ones in charge of spending it. There is nothing saying that the public must be made aware of how they spend the funds. We need to make sure these funds are used properly, and the […]

New Proposals Approved for Washington County Broadband initiative

By Paul Fedore | June 28, 2023

Washington County officials are continuing their plan to increase broadband access in our communities. On Thursday, May 18th, the County Commissioners awarded funding to two more broadband projects. One of the projects will bring broadband to 695 residential and commercial targets in South Strabane and Amwell Townships. Verizon Pennsylvania LLC and Verizon North LLC will […]

North Carolina Supreme Court Opens up a Path for a Potential Threat to Democracy

By Paul Fedore | June 12, 2023

On June 30th of last year, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could affect congressional redistricting nationwide. This case seeks to answer an important question: Should any state court be allowed to draw federal congressional districts?  The case Moore v. Harper will address North Carolina’s congressional map. The state Supreme […]

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