Hillary Davis is the policy associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island. Learn more about our work at www.riaclu.org, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @riaclu
By Hillary Davis on February 19, 2016
If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference in the fight to protect and promote civil liberties right here in Rhode Island, advocating at the State House is a great way to make your voice heard.
By Hillary Davis on October 12, 2015
The ACLU of Rhode Island works tirelessly to defend fundamental rights here in the Ocean State. Now, it’s time to celebrate that work. Join us on Thursday, October 22, at the Providence Biltmore to take part in our Annual Meeting Celebration and raise a glass to another year of protecting civil liberties. This year, the ACLU of Rhode Island is […]
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By Hillary Davis on September 29, 2015
The freedom to read is the freedom to learn, to imagine, to challenge your own beliefs, and to see the world from a new point of view. Too often, that freedom is challenged by individuals who would censor important and challenging books rather than embrace them. As part of our ongoing work to fight against […]
By Hillary Davis on September 15, 2015
Constitution Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, and the ACLU of Rhode Island is excited to announce our plans to celebrate Constitution Day this week by hosting a family-friendly scavenger hunt highlighting Providence’s civil liberties history.
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By Hillary Davis on June 5, 2015
Students with disabilities across Rhode Island are suspended from school at rates more than twice as high, on average, as their representation in the student body, an ACLU of Rhode Island report has found. These disproportionate suspension rates, like those that impact racial minorities, begin in the earliest grades, and are often for low-risk behavioral issues that […]
By Hillary Davis on October 31, 2014
There is no greater irony than Patrick Conley claiming that opposition to a Constitutional Convention is rooted in “political paranoia,” (“History shows there is no need to fear Constitutional Convention,” October 31, 2014) while extolling the purity of the Constitutional Convention process. By Mr. Conley’s own confession, it was only through “sleight of hand” – […]