Civil Liberties

Tales of Woonsocket: Embattled Former Police Chief Turned Woonsocket Housing Authority Chairperson Turned Interim Director of Human Services Michael Houle Turned in His Report Today. Let’s Just Say It Spares No Details.

     

by July 13, 2024

Rhode Island State Archives to Display Declaration of Independence During Special Holiday Hours

Rhode Island State Archives to Display Declaration of Independence During Special Holiday Hours       From The Rhode Island Secretary of State – Gregg Amore: Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore and the Rhode Island State Archives today announced that the State Archives will be open for special Independence Day hours on July 4 so that the public[Read More…]

by July 3, 2024

Opinion: Collateral Damage by Eric Neufville: Founder-The Prisoner Family Union (PFU)

Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) inmate population has been collateral damage in the war between R.I. Governor Dan McKee’s permanent pick to run the department, Director Wayne Salisbury, and Richard Ferruccio and his Brotherhood of Corrections Union (R.I.B.C.O.) and the inmates housed by RIDOC are casualties of this war.[Read More…]

by June 23, 2024

Parent … Activist … School Committee Candidate Releases Statement on Federal Department of Education Release of Personal Information VIA Illegitimate FOIA (Freedom of Information Request)

There are few invasions of personal privacy more horrifying than the release of personal credit information. In their seemingly unbridled capacity for sheer incompetence, coupled with a blatant display of thorough contempt of the ordinary citizen, the Federal Department of Education effectively said to the State of Rhode Island: “Hold[Read More…]

by June 5, 2024

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