TAKE ACTION TODAY:
The Governor has stolen our summer and the General Assembly is letting is happen!
RI’s curve is approaching ZERO; states across America are opening without problem, protesters are allowed large gatherings, jobs and the economy are booming nationally … yet our RI summer remains locked down. Why?
The Governor has just extended the “state of emergency” and the General Assembly has failed to act on its authority to end this madness, sitting idly by while the wreckage continues to mount.
Based on legal analysis by the Flanders Legal Center for Freedom, the forced summertime closures dictated by the Governor in April … far exceed the Governor’s emergency powers. See this In The Dugout video analysis by Mike Stenhouse shows that current data does not support continued lockdowns.
As a result, ranked as the 2nd most restrictive state in the nation in responding to the CV-19 crisis, not only are Rhode Island families and businesses suffering today from arbitrarily harsh social and economic shutdowns by Governor Gina Raimondo … but she has also stolen the summer for residents and tourists by prohibiting mid-size and large gatherings of any kind.
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And the General Assembly has failed to act on its Constitutional and statutory authority, sitting idly by while the wreckage continues to mount.
Unless the Governor’s arbitrary edicts are immediately reversed, the economic and societal wreckage that will result … will be incalculable, with a devastating impact on our state for years to come.
WE WANT OUR SUMMER BACK … IT’S OUR CHOICE
It should be the choice of each organization and each individual whether or not they will organize or attend group functions.
In addition to the tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders being laid-off from work, many dozens of important and traditional summertime activities have been arbitrarily outlawed by Governor, without legal authority … and without any supporting data or science. Among the activities we have been told we must forgo:
- No large family cookouts, weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, or pool parties
- No graduation parties for our kids
- No public pools for underprivileged children
- No WaterFire Providence
- No Bristol Fourth of July Parade
- No Gaspee Days Parade
- No Gaspee Days Arts & Craft show
- No Wickford Art Festival
- No Newport Jazz Festival
- No Newport Folk Festival
- No Newport Tennis Hall of Fame tournament
- No Newport semi-pro baseball
- No Newport dinner train
- No sightseeing cruises on Narragansett Bay or Newport Harbor
- No Ancients and Horribles parade in Glocester
- No fireworks displays
- No funeral gatherings
- No Rocky Point movies in the park
- No Airshow at Quonset Point
- No baseball and softball games, with onlookers
- No hot air balloon show
- No skydiving tournament
- No classic-car celebrations
- No Garden City gazebo music
- No Foster Old Home Days
- No seafood festival
- No circus in Charlestown
- No Blessing of the Fleet
- No Theater by the Sea
- No Vintage Baseball
- No polo games
- No charity golf tournaments
- No CVS Golf Classic
- No dragon boat races
- No rubber duck races
NO FUN! We want our summer back!
Are we the free people of the Independent Man, living in a democracy … or do we want to live under the tyranny of a self-ordained monarch?
Complete and submit the short form below to tell us what summer event or activity the Governor and the General Assembly are forcing you to miss-out on this year.