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: BCI Procedures for School Volunteers

This letter was sent to the Attorney General's office expressing concerns that the background check process used by the office for school volunteers is patently inconsistent with the relevant state law and inappropriately infringes upon the privacy rights of parents. 

October 24, 2022 Privacy Criminal Justice

LETTER Re: Providence Student Housing Ordinance

This letter was submitted to the Providence City Council and raises concerns about an ordinance being considered by the City which would significantly limit the ability for college and university students in Rhode Island to live together.

October 18, 2022 Due Process

LETTER Re: Woonsocket Charter Procedures

This letter was submitted to the Woonsocket City Council and raises numerous concerns about the procedures for removal or impeachment of a mayor that are contained within the Woonsocket municipal charter. 

October 4, 2022 Due Process

LETTER Re: Cranston Library Event

This letter was sent to the Cranston Public Library in support of their decision, which aligns with the preserving of First Amendment rights, to allow an organization to use space at a local branch location for a "gender ideology" panel discussion.

September 19, 2022