Civil Liberties

RIBLIA: The Rhode Island Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus Announces 2024 Policy Agenda / LEOBOR Reform Bill Priorities

        On March 26, members of RIBLIA: The Rhode Island Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus met in the Rhode Island Senate “Lounge”, to announce priorities surrounding the “reformation” of the Law Enforcements Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBOR) and set forth an Agenda for the[Read More…]

by April 1, 2024

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Statement Regarding the Deadly Family Violence in Warwick, Rhode Island

  From The Rhode Island Coalition Against Deadly Violence (RICADV): We are filled with grief over the devastating loss of a young child in Warwick, Rhode Island, whose life was taken yesterday by a horrific act of violence with a firearm. The child was killed by his father, who also[Read More…]

by March 23, 2024

RI Department of State, Gregg Amore Reminds Voters of Start of Early Voting Period for Presidential Preference Primary (English/Spanish)

RI Department of State Reminds Voters of Start of Early Voting Period for Presidential Preference Primary   Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore and the RI Department of State Elections Division are today reminding eligible voters that early voting begins tomorrow, March 13, 2024, and continues through April 1.Eligible voters[Read More…]

by March 13, 2024

A Call To Action: March 15, 2024 – Formal Hearing on Face Mask Mandates for Children


by March 8, 2024

RI Department of State Announces Series of Data Accessibility and Transparency Workshops during ‘Sunshine Week’

    Launched nationally in 2005, Sunshine Week, a “National initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information” (New Leaders Association) is held every March, in honor of the birthdate of James Madison, considered the Father of the United States Constitution, and a[Read More…]

by March 6, 2024

The Carter Center: Carter Center & Civic Leader Partners Commend New Ethics Guidelines for Election Officials

  From: The Carter Center The Carter Center joins Election Reformers Network and Protect Democracy in commending the recently published ethics guidelines for election officials by the American Law Institute and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). The guidelines “reflect redoubled commitments to professional election administration as[Read More…]

by March 2, 2024

Palestinian Women in RI Mass at Rhode Island State House-Demand “End to the Genocide & Bombing of Palestine by Israel-United States” Providence

  Organized by Palestinian Women in RI, hundreds of protestors, including members of the Palestinian Feminist Collective, the Islamic Center of Rhode Island, R.I. Calls for Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace Rhode Island massed at the Rhode Island State House on Saturday, February 25, to demand an immediate ceasefire[Read More…]

by February 25, 2024

News From The RIPTER! RIPTA Raises Driver Starting Wage to $25.33 Per Hour-Board Approves Agreement with Driver Union!

From The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA): The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Board of Directors voted today to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Division 618 that would increase the starting driver wage from $21.71 per hour to $25.33 per hour. The[Read More…]

by February 22, 2024

Rhode Island ACLU: ACLU Defends Westerly Resident Sued by Fire District for Defending Public Access to the Shore

      In its third skirmish with the Weekapaug Fire District in less than six months, the ACLU of Rhode Island has come to the defense of Westerly resident Caroline Contrata, who has been sued for monetary damages by the District in a high-profile shoreline access case solely because, the ACLU argues, she “had the[Read More…]

by February 17, 2024

Government Closures! Providence Schools & RIPTA

  Providence Public Schools Announces School Cancellation for Tuesday, Feb. 13 Due to Inclement Weather   The Providence Public School District announces the cancellation of all schools district-wide tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, due to predicted inclement weather. This decision has been made with the safety and well-being of our[Read More…]

by February 12, 2024