Past Events

November 13, 2014

BOOK TALK with the author of Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, H. Philip West former Common Cause RI executive director
On November 13, 2014 at 4:30pm, Dean Michael Yelnosky, Roger Williams University School of Law, will moderate a panel discussion about Phil West’s new book, Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006. Panelists include Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Common Cause board member Nancy Rhodes, attorney and Common Cause board president Amy Goins, and Latino Public Radio chairman Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, with Phil West providing closing remarks. Co-sponsored by Common Cause RI and Roger Williams University School of Law, this event is free and open to the public with a reception and book signing to follow. It will be held at RWU in Bristol, RI. Contact Tracy Miller at Common Cause RI for more information.

Phil West Website: http://www.secretsandscandals.com/
Roger Williams University Website: http://law.rwu.edu/event/secrets-and-scandals-reforming-rhode-island-1986-2006

October 15, 2014
44th ANNUAL MEETING of COMMON CAUSE RI
On October 15, 2014, Common Cause RI will hold it’s 44th Annual Meeting. The Business Meeting, including elections to the state Governing Board, will begin at 4:30pm. Cocktails, Registration, Silent Auction, and Phil West Book Sale and Signing will begin at 5:00pm. Dinner and awards will begin at 6:00pm. Our program, which is TBD, will begin at 7:00pm. Invitations will be sent to all supporters. The event will be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI. Contact Tracy Miller at Common Cause RI for more information.

BOOK TALK with the author of Capitalism v. Democracy, Professor Timothy Kuhner, September, 2014
On September 24, 2014 at 6:00pm, Timothy K. Kuhner, Associate Professor at Georgia State University College of Law, will discuss his new book, Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution. Sponsored by the Common Cause Rhode Island Education Fund, this event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the William Hall Library, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905. Contact Tracy Miller at Common Cause RI for more information.

Book: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21815
Profile: http://law.gsu.edu/directory/kuhner
Articles: http://ssrn.com/author=478699

Chats with Gubernatorial Candidates, June 2014

Co-sponsored by Common Cause Rhode Island and Leadership Rhode Island, each of the five candidates for governor, Ken Block, Alan Fung, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo, and Angel Taveras, joined us for an informal chat with our members.

‘A Constitutional Convention for Rhode Island?’ March 29, 2014

Common Cause Rhode Island co sponsored a forum with the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership, Roger Williams University School of Law and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island to explore the question of a constitutional convention.

Click here for event materials, including video, and updates on the Con Con question.

43rd Annual Meeting, October 13, 2013

Keynote Address by Professor Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
“Connecting the Dots: Why America’s Political Crisis Requires Rethinking Our 18th Century Constitution”

42nd Annual Meeting,  November 1, 2012

Keynote Address by Professor Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University Law School
“Keeping Democracy: The Lessig Perspective”

41st Annual Meeting, October 5, 2011

A Discussion About “The Future of Reform in Rhode Island”
Featuring: General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Justice Robert Flanders Jr.
Moderator: Christopher Lydon, Brown University

 

 

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