Letters & Testimony

A lot of the work we do doesn't result in a lawsuit or other formal measure.

For example, we receive a complaint from a concerned parent of a public school student, and we are able to resolve the issue with a formal letter to the school district. Another example, the RI Board of Elections proposes a new rule or regulation that may violate the U.S. Constitution, then reconsiders upon hearing our testimony on their proposal. Our "behind the scenes" work may not make it on the evening news or into your twitter feed, but these efforts are absolutely critical to protecting the rights of all in the Ocean State.

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LETTER Re: Narragansett Housing Ordinances

This letter was sent to Narragansett Town Council urging them to take action to repeal town ordinances that are inconsistent with recent amendments to the state’s zoning laws, in particular a municipality’s ability to limit the maximum number of unrelated persons who can live together in a dwelling.

July 15, 2024 Due Process

LETTER Re: Veto AG Civil Investigation Bill

This letter was sent to Governor McKee, urging him to a 2024 bill that would have exponentially expanded the authority and powers of the Department of Attorney General to engage in intrusive investigatory practices, and to do so without the presence of any meaningful guardrails.

June 20, 2024 Due Process

LETTER Re: Proposed DCYF Budget

This letter was sent to the RI House Finance Committee from the ACLU of RI and Disability Rights Rhode Island regarding the 2024-2025 proposed budget for the State, and funding for the Department of Children, Youth, and Familes (DCYF).

May 24, 2024 Disability Rights