Rhode Island Constitution http://ripr.org en Coalition Mounts Opposition To RI Constitutional Convention http://ripr.org/post/coalition-mounts-opposition-ri-constitutional-convention <p>Dozens of people gathered in Providence Wednesday to protest a proposed constitutional convention in Rhode Island. The debate whether to hold this convention comes up every 10 years.</p><p></p><p>The constitutional convention gives Rhode Island voters an opportunity to change their state constitution.&nbsp; Delegates outside the general assembly are chosen to represent districts across the state in a meeting to draft referenda that will appear at state-wide elections.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:15:56 +0000 John Bender 32867 at http://ripr.org Coalition Mounts Opposition To RI Constitutional Convention Rhode Island Constitution on Display for 170th Anniversary http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-constitution-display-170th-anniversary <p>The state Archives is staging a special exhibition to celebrate the 170<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the first Rhode Island state constitution.&nbsp; The exhibit features an array of original documents, including journals from the first constitutional convention in 1824, petitions to expand the right to vote and a copy of the 1841 “People’s Constitution” as ratified by supporters of Thomas Dorr.</p><p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says it’s an exhibit well worth seeing for people interested in Rhode Island history.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:29:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 14719 at http://ripr.org