January 19, 2020

The negative consequences of Kristen’s Law were known and predicted; Our elected leaders passed it any way

“We know, based on decades of criminal justice based drug policy, that harsher penalties do not decrease...

January 19, 2020

Representative Walsh to Governor Raimondo on Kristen’s Law: ‘Real lives are more important than re-election’

About two dozen people gathered in the rotunda of the Rhode Island State House to protest the...

February 18, 2021

As calls for a veto pile up, Governor Raimondo says she will sign Kristen’s Law

As she was entering the hotel to deliver the keynote at the Second Annual Community Overdose Engagement...

June 19, 2018

Senator Stephen Archambault: Why I oppose Kristen’s Law

I understand the intent behind Kristen’s Law, but I feel this legislation is tragically flawed. I was...

January 19, 2020

RI Latino PAC urges Governor Raimondo to veto Kristen’s Law

Last week, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed H7715, also known as Kristen’s Law, introduced by...

January 19, 2020

Ignoring reason and compassion makes for bad policy: RI House passes Kristen’s Law

Violating the tenets of both reason and compassion, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved Kristen’s Law...

January 19, 2020

Kristen’s Law won’t deter drug use and will ruin lives, say addiction experts

Both medical professionals and the recovery community stand against Kristen’s Law (S2279A / H7715), which would give...

January 19, 2020

Kristen’s law will do no good and cause significant harm say experts in addiction

Once we push past the emotive testimony of those who lost loved ones to overdose and are...