January 26, 2021

The pandemic has changed the way the public testifies before the General Assembly, and it’s for the better

“Here we were, giving testimony about access, and I was literally having access,” said Jocelyn Foye, executive...

January 19, 2021

Derailed by the pandemic, a bill to improve the Open Meetings Act is re-introduced

House bill H5032 “would require that all meetings closed to the public be recorded by audio tape...

September 28, 2020

Representative Moira Walsh: The exit interview

“If you don’t mind, I would love to skip ahead to the very first thing that got...

September 11, 2020

Secretary Gorbea: All active RI voters will receive mail ballot applications for November 3 election

“Early in person voting passed as a law, and not just or the pandemic, here, it passed...

September 3, 2020

Representative Williams calls on governor to nominate women of color to the judiciary

“We have had this conversation far too often, and for far too long,” said Representative Anastasia Williams....

July 23, 2020

Groups challenge state vote-by-mail requirements that put voters at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

“No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Common Cause...

July 7, 2020

16 good government groups oppose voting bill before House Judiciary Committee

Today the House Judiciary Committee will be taking up H7896, a bill from the Rhode Island Board...

June 2, 2020

ACLU: Curfews likely to lead to discriminatory enforcement by police

“In order to enforce these orders, police will be exercising enormous discretion in deciding which cars to...

May 29, 2020

Seven organizations call on Governor to repeal executive order delaying access to public records

…rescission of the order is essential in light of the “message of indifference that this action is...