This is a letter to Governor McKee upon his announcement that Rhode Island is developing a “proof-of- vaccination passport system.” The letter shares the principles the ACLU of RI believes should be incorporated in order to protect civil liberties in any such system.December 15, 2021
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.