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ACLU and RIDLC Call on Police Chiefs to Ensure Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws

Posted: Mar 31, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Disabled Due Process Fair Administration of Justice

The ACLU of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center have sent a letter to every police chief in Rhode Island urging them to ensure their policies comply with federal anti-discrimination laws regarding accommodations for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Statement on Ticketing of Protesters By Cranston Police

Posted: Mar 28, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Rights of the Poor Free Speech Police Practices Right to Petition & Protest

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement addressing yesterday’s actions by Cranston police in ticketing individuals engaged in peaceful protest.

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Statement on the U.S. Attorney General’s Threat to Punish “Sanctuary Cities”

Posted: Mar 28, 2017 |Category: Immigration

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement on “sanctuary city” threats from the U.S. Attorney General.

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ACLU Sends Model Ordinance to All Rhode Island Municipalities; Urges Leaving Immigration to Feds

Posted: Mar 24, 2017 |Category: Discrimination Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Due Process Immigration

The ACLU of Rhode Island today urged officials in all 39 of the state's municipalities to adopt a comprehensive ordinance to protect their immigrant communities from constitutionally dubious federal immigration requests.

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15 Organizations Call on R.I. School Districts to Reaffirm Rights of Transgender Students

Posted: Feb 27, 2017 |Category: Discrimination LGBT Rights Students' Rights

The groups call on superintendents to "urgently counter" the "troubling message" the Trump Administration's repeal of federal guidance on the subject has sent.

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Lawsuit Settled Over Food Stamp Benefit Delays Caused by UHIP

Posted: Feb 24, 2017 |Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process

The settlement is just a first step in addressing problems that the UHIP computer system has caused for applicants to a variety of state benefit programs.

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ACLU Seeks Dismissal of Charges Under New Narragansett Student Housing Ordinance

Posted: Feb 21, 2017 |Category: Due Process Students' Rights Voting Rights

The ACLU of RI is challenging -- once again -- the legality of a Narragansett ordinance targeting URI students from living together.

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