Support the RI Center for Law and Public Policy's legal services programs and pass Senate Bills 2368 and 2369 and House Bills 7841 and 7842
  • Petitioning State Sen. Michael McCaffrey

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State Rep. Nicholas Mattiello
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State Sen. M. Teresa Paiva-Weed
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State Rep. Cale Keable

Support the RI Center for Law and Public Policy's legal services programs and pass Senate Bills 2368 and 2369 and House Bills 7841 and 7842

    1. Petition by

      Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy

The RI Center for Law and Public Policy (RICLAPP) provides civil legal services to low income Rhode Islanders. The passage of these bills will enable RICLAPP to continue providing its invaluable programming so that no person - no matter what their economic status - is denied access to justice.

Since 2008, RICLAPP has helped thousands of low-income Rhode Islanders by:

- preventing families from being evicted;

- ensuring that children live in homes free from lead paid, mold, and asbestos;

- protecting senior citizens' access to Medicaid and Medicare;

- empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to start small businesses; and

- providing on-site legal clinics at community centers around the state that offer ongoing counsel to any Rhode Islander in need of legal services.

These are just a few ways that RICLAPP programs make a difference in our community.

RICLAPP was started with a simple mission in mind - offer every Rhode Islander access to justice. Now more than ever, RICLAPP's programs are indispensable.

Please support our petition to tell the Rhode Island Legislature that RICLAPP's programs are essential to a thriving community and it must pass Senate Bills 2368 and 2369 and House Bills 7841 and 7842.   

For more information, visit: http://riclapp.org/organizing.html

Recent signatures

    News

    1. RICLAPP Legislative Awareness Day a Great Success!

      On Thursday, June 5th, RICLAPP staff and supporters gathered at the RI State House to celebrate RICLAPP's community partners and raise awareness about Senate Bills 2368 and 2369 and House Bills 7841 and 7842. Dozens of supporters spoke with RI legislators about the importance of passing these bills and why RICLAPP's work is vital to the community. Additionally, supporters hand delivered our change.org petition to our targets!

      BUT, we still need more signatures! We will be vigorously gathering more signatures over the next few weeks before the legislative session ends. We need you help. Please pass this petition along to anyone who cares about fighting economic inequality! We must continue promoting RICLAPP's work in order to ensure its programs can continue to serve needy Rhode Islanders.

    2. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Roberta Hazen Aaronson CRANSTON, RI
      • 4 months ago

      RICLAPP provides invaluable legal assistance for folks who would otherwise have no legal representation.

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    • Rajat Babbar BROOKLINE, MA
      • 4 months ago

      The Rhode Island center for law and public policy is an extremely important organization which has provided much needed legal services to thousands of people who could never afford legal services. This organization has gone far and beyond to selflessly help those residents who would have no hope for legal help if it was not for the initiative and efforts of the incredible team at RICLAPP. I urge you to please pass this bill.

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    • Kathleen Paul WARWICK, RI
      • 4 months ago

      The Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy is a vital legal resource for the low income and elderly population of RI. Through their many programs, RICLAPP has greatly advanced the delivery of legal services to the less fortunate population of Rhode Island, who would otherwise be unable to afford such services. I urge you to pass this Bill.

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    • Adriana Santi-Lee EAST GREENWICH, RI
      • 4 months ago

      Access to legal services and information is crucial to those who may otherwise not have access.

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    • Patricia Flanagan EAST GREENWICH, RI
      • 4 months ago

      RICLAPP does essental work for vulnerable populations. They practice holistic and comprehensive and compassionate law. They are a critacl part of our social safety net

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