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Voting & Elections 09.6.2022

Common Cause Releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” Showing Growing Support in Congress for Democracy Reform

“Our democracy is strongest when constituents are informed about the job our elected leaders are doing in Washington,” said John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island executive director.

Ethics 02.1.2022

Save The Bay, ACLU of RI, RISSA and Common Cause RI file “Friend of the Court” Brief in Support of Overturning Ruling Allowing Expansion of Controversial Block Island Marina

The brief claims the court disregarded compliance with various critical environmental regulations and standards, including those requiring public involvement.

Open Government Coalition Calls for Return of Online Meetings

ACCESS/RI, a coalition of groups working for open government in Rhode Island, sent a letter to Governor Daniel McKee urging him to issue an executive order that would allow public bodies to once again hold online meetings and require public bodies to provide remote access for members of the public. The coalition made the request in light of the current wave of infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Voting & Elections 11.19.2020

Blueprint for a Great Democracy

Common Cause Rhode Island is sponsoring two free, online events to gather Rhode Islanders’ perspectives on changes to: how government bodies hold public meetings; and how the state holds its elections.

Open Government Groups Call for Reversal of Executive Order Undercutting Transparency in State Rule-Making

The ACLU of Rhode Island, Common Cause Rhode Island, and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island have asked General Assembly leaders to repeal an Executive Order, (EO 20-72), issued last week by Governor Raimondo that undercuts transparency in government.

03.20.2020

ACLU and Common Cause Raise Concerns About Suspension of Open Government Laws

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