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Your Medications Are Under Investigation

Posted: May 12, 2016 |Category: Police Practices Category: Privacy Category: The "War on Drugs"

The House and Senate Judiciary Committees have each approved dangerous legislation allowing law enforcement access to your prescription information without a warrant.

Help us keep your prescriptions private! Contact your legislator today and ask them to oppose H 7518/S 2713.


2015: A Year In Review

Posted: Dec 22, 2015 |

2015 brought many challenges to civil liberties, but thanks to our dedicated supporters and volunteers, we faced them head on and helped protect the rights of all Rhode Islanders. 

Tune In: 2015 Annual Meeting Celebration

Posted: Dec 15, 2015 |

If you weren’t able to attend our October celebration, tune into “Rights of a Free People” throughout December to watch Ms. Smith and RI Coalition for the Homeless executive director Jim Ryczek discuss their work and accept their awards.

What’s Your Car Worth?

Posted: Dec 08, 2015 |Category: Due Process

Imagine living in an automotive utopia where all cars are as pristine as they were the day they are driven off the lot. Outside, each car has a nearly perfect paint job. Inside, the coffee stains are barely noticeable and the seams aren’t frayed. Even better, everything works as it should. We all know this is far from reality, but when Rhode Island car owners receive their tax bills they are told it is.

Week In Review: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Posted: Dec 04, 2015 |

This week: discrimination, medical marijuana and privacy, religious freedom, and giving back.

Religious Freedom Isn’t A Seasonal Issue

Posted: Dec 03, 2015 |Category: Church and State Category: Religious Freedom

As Rhode Islanders get ready to celebrate the holiday season at the State House tonight, it’s critical to remember the importance of religious freedom here in the land of Roger Williams.

On This Day in 1955: Rosa Parks Takes a Stand

Posted: Dec 01, 2015 |Category: Civil Rights Category: Discrimination

Rosa Parks"Rosaparks" by Unknown - USIA / National Archives and Records Administration Records of the U.S. Information Agency Record Group 306. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks sat down on a city bus, refused to give up her seat to a white man, and made history.

Week In Review: Nov. 2 - Nov. 6

Posted: Nov 06, 2015 |

We weighed in on conversations about racial disparities and gender stereotypes, and made news with two of our court cases this week. 

What’s the U.S. Supreme Court Considering This Term?

Posted: Nov 03, 2015 |

From redistricting and affirmative action to juvenile life without parole and abortion restrictions, ACLU of RI volunteer attorney Dick Sinapi and ACLU of RI policy associate Hillary Davis offer insight and analysis on this month’s episode of Rights of a Free People.

Race In Rhode Island: Bills That Will Make A Difference

Posted: Nov 02, 2015 |Category: Civil Rights Category: Criminal Justice Category: Discrimination Category: The "War on Drugs" Category: Voting Rights Category: Women's Rights Category: Workplace Rights

Racial disparities plague public life. Rhode Islanders experience them as early as elementary school and they persist throughout life. As policy makers and state officials discuss how these racial disparities can be addressed in Rhode Island, they must consider a number of bills that will make Rhode Island a better and more equal place for all its residents.

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