As a concerned Rhode Island citizen, I support this #ParentsUnitedRI petition to hold accountable public school officials who do not put students first and who do not respect the rights of parents when it comes to the education and healthcare of our children.
By signing this petition, I am informing you that:
I OPPOSE the “Criminal harassment” legislation (House bill #H7247 and Senate bill #S2647) that would make it a crime, punishable by imprisonment, for example, if persistent parents were to engage in the normal democratic process of petitioning a specific elected official about policies they oppose or support.
Parents have the right to raise their children as they see fit and to hold public officials publicly accountable if they betray the public’s trust or violate parental rights … public officials should not be immune from scrutiny or criticism.
I SUPPORT Senate bill #S2219 that expands the definition of “Sexaul Assault” to include the acts of any person in a “position of authority” over children under the age of eighteen (18) to include any form of “sexual contact’. Current law only includes “sexual penetration”.
Protecting Our Children: As the “naked body-fat testing” scandal continues to unfold in the North Kingstown school district, it has become crystal-clear that Rhode Island’s sexual assault laws must be reformed.