Topic: Rhode Island State House

Rachel Black ’16 testified in support of R.I. HB5196 using research from her undergraduate thesis. The bill aims to  protect those who have not paid their court fees from facing jail time for their unpaid debt.

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Recent alum testifies on criminal justice reform

February 7, 2019 0 comments

As a recent Brown alum waited to enter the hearing room to testify, a woman exclaimed from the room’s threshold: “Are you the author? Oh my god! (Your thesis) has been (essential)  for getting this issue taken up again.”

State Rep. Edith Ajello listened to testimony regarding abortion legislation at a public hearing at the State House. She sponsored the Reproductive Health Care Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island.

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Reproductive rights take center stage at State House

January 30, 2019 0 comments

Five bills regarding abortion were heard by the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee Tuesday night, and over 100 activists filled the State House halls to support or oppose the bills.

Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

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Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Andrew Augustus resigned as a spokesperson for Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign after misogynistic and racist tweets from his time at Rhode Island College were discovered this week.