From policing and sentencing, to the treatment of incarcerated people, the ACLU of RI seeks to reform the excessively harsh, unnecessary criminal justice policies and practices that result in mass incarceration, over-criminalization and ongoing inequality.
We actively work for a Rhode Island where people with disabilities have full and equitable access to education, health care, employment, voting access, and other types of civic engagement.
The right to due process means that the government must respect the legal rights of all and proceed fairly with people in their day-to-day dealings with government bureaucracy and the court system.
We fight to protect the Ocean State's most economically vulnerable residents, including low-wage workers, people experiencing homelessness, and low-income students.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlines five fundamental rights that individuals have with regard to the government: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government, and freedom of religion.
Despite strides made in recent decades, gender inequality and discrimination persists. Today, this discrimination takes many forms.