Rhode Island Affiliate, American Civil Liberties Union


2011 News Releases

December 22, 2011 - Eight Groups Send Letter to Board of Elections Askings for New Voter ID Rules

December 16, 2011 - ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Pawtucket's Favorable Treatment of Parochial Schools Goes to Trial

December 9, 2011 - Groups Call for Easier Access to Voter ID Cards

November 29, 2011 - ACLU Opposes Photo ID Requirements for RIPTA Reduced Fare Bus Passes

November 23, 2011 - RI ACLU Says Latest Statistics Show New Civil Union Law Is "Still a Fiasco"

November 18, 2011 - ACLU Raises Concerns About Proposed Board of Regents "Public Comment" Rules

November 15, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Narragansett Proposal to Charge Residents for "Police Response Costs"

November 14, 2011 - ACLU Offers Free Booklet on Workplace Privacy Rights

November 9, 2011 - ACLU Issues Statement on Police Use of Infrared Technology in Burnside Park

November 9, 2011 - ACLU Opposes Polling Place Ban on Political Buttons

October 31, 2011 - Groups Call on Top Federal Official to Halt Death Penalty Efforts Against Jason Pleau

October 28, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Statement on "Occupy Providence" Protest

October 20, 2011 - RI Department of Public Safety Withdraws Challenged Open Records Regulations

October 18, 2011 - ACLU Urges State Reapportionment Commission to Address Problem of Prison Gerrymandering

October 17, 2011 - ACLU Sues DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule; Challenges Agency "Making Rules Up As They Go Along"

October 11, 2011 - As Car Tax Criticism Simmers, ACLU Calls on State Commission to Adopt Fairer System in Valuing Motor Vehicles

October 7, 2011 - ACLU Raises Privacy Concerns Over Providence License Plate Scanning Plan

October 5, 2011 - ACLU Objects to Proposal to Ban Signs at City Council Meetings

September 26, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Report Calling New Civil Union Law for Gay and Lesbian Couples "A Fiasco"; Cites Experiences of Twelve Other States With Similar Laws

September 21, 2011 - ACLU Objects to Calls For BCI Checks of Political Candidates

September 12, 2011 - ACLU Brief Calls for Removal of Cranston School Prayer Display; Oral Argument Scheduled for October 13th

September 8, 2011 - RI ACLU Issues Report Examining Civil Liberties in the State Ten Years After 9/11

September 6, 2011 - ACLU Sues RI Department of Public Safety Over "Bait and Switch" Procedures in Adopting Regulations

August 9, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Department of Public Safety Proposal to Further Limit Access to Public Records

August 3, 2011 - RI ACLU Seeks Details on Phone Tracking of Rhode Islanders by State and Providence Police

July 19, 2011 - ACLU and CVS/Pharmacy Resolve Discrimination Complaint

July 5, 2011 - RI ACLU Condemns Signing Into Law of Voter ID Bill

June 29, 2011 - Citing Chilling Effect on Free Speech and Privacy, ACLU Calls for Veto of Internet Subpoena Bill

June 27, 2011 - Groups Support Governor's Refusal to Transfer Inmate to Federal Government to Face Death Penalty Charges

June 13, 2011 - Governor Signs Social Security Number Privacy Legislation

June 10, 2011- RI ACLU Commends Governor's Signage of Anti-Shackling Bill Into Law

May 26, 2011- ACLU Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Continued Display of Cranston School Prayer

May 26, 2011- RI ACLU Applauds Passage of Prison Anti-Shackling Bill

May 17, 2011- Community Groups Call for Explanation from Police Chiefs About Reversal of Support on Racial Profiling Bill

May 4, 2011- Civil Rights, Community, Labor, and Open Government Groups Denounce Voter ID Legislation

May 4, 2011- ACLU Calls on Governor Chafee to Issue Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses; Challenges Threat Issued by U.S. Attorney

May 2, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes House Decision Not to Vote on Gay Marriage

April 22, 2011 - ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Lock-Up of Truants

April 4, 2011 - ACLU Files Suit Over Cranston School Prayer Banner

April 4, 2011 - ACLU Criticizes Court Ruling Upholding Controversial Search of Central Falls Soccer Students by Coventry Police

March 30, 2011 - ACLU Calls For More Transparency in State Open Records Policies

March 21, 2011 - ACLU Claims New Providence Lobbying Ordinance Will Chill Free Speech Activity

March 9, 2011 - RI ACLU to Sue Over Cranston School Prayer

March 7, 2011 - North Kingstown Political Sign Case Resolved

March 4, 2011 - ACLU Calls for Congressional Investigation into Claims of Unlawful Military “Psychological Operations” Against Sen. Reed and Others

March 3, 2011 - Groups Call on Board of Regents to Postpone Vote on High Stakes Testing Graduation Regulations

February 23, 2011 - ACLU Applauds Providence Efforts to Opt Out of "Secure Communities" Program

February 22, 2011 - Community and Youth Groups Call for Comprehensive Racial Profiling Bill

February 10, 2011 - Human Rights Commission Finds “Probable Cause” That CVS Application Form is Discriminatory

February 4, 2011 - Proposed Graduation Requirements Pushed Back to 2014

February 3, 2011 - ACLU Files Brief to Overturn Pawtucket's Favorable Treatment of Parochial Schools

January 24, 2011 - New High School Diploma Requirements Likely to Create a "Caste System" and Stigmatize 90% of At-Risk Students, Groups Claim

January 21, 2011 - Open Government Groups Decry State Police Regulations Limiting Acecss to Public Records

January 19, 2011 - ACLU Complaint Against Department of Human Services for Lack of Adequate Interpreter Services is Favorably Resolved

January 6, 2011 - Appeals Court Upholds Narragansett "Orange Sticker" Ordinance; ACLU Plans Further Action

January 5, 2011 - RI ACLU Applauds Rescission of Executive Order on Illegal Immigration

2012 News Releases

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