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Demystifying Democracy: Learn from the Experts: How to use Rhode Island's Public Records and Open Meetings Laws

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum / March 23, 2019 10:30am
Providence, RI

A Sunshine Week event co-hosted with ACCESS/RI, RI ACLU, League of Women Voters of RI, and the New England First Amendment Coalition.


Since 2005, the American Society of News Editors has hosted Sunshine Week to highlight the importance of transparency in a free society. In 2019, our second Demystifying Democracy event will focus on the importance of open government and will be co-hosted by ACCESS/RI, RI ACLU, League of Women Voters of RI, and the New England First Amendment Coalition. The event will be a hands-on demonstration of how citizens can use Rhode Island public records and open meetings laws to hold government accountable. Hear from journalists and advocates about how to be a citizen watchdog.


Demystifying Democracy: Who Draws The Lines? Understanding Redistricting in Rhode Island

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum / May 18, 2019 10:30am
Providence, RI

Rhode Island ranks among the most partisan gerrymandered states in the country. Learn the ABCs of redistricting through fun, interactive exercises. Then learn what can be done to make fairer maps in Rhode Island.


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