On November 8th

Vote to restore the Ethics Commission’s constitutional authority to police ethics violations by members of the General Assembly.

“Few issues have generated so much interest in recent years as the lack of ethics oversight over state lawmakers” –Providence Journal June 16, 2016

In 1986, Rhode Islanders voted to amend the state constitution and establish an ethics commission that had authority to investigate and sanction all elected officials and public employees for conflicts of interest. In 2009 the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that an older piece of the constitution prevents the ethics commission from investigating and sanctioning state lawmakers for conflicts involving legislation.

In order for the Ethics Commission to have full oversight over members of the General Assembly, the state constitution has to be changed.

On Election Day, you have the opportunity to make Rhode Island a better place.

A better place to live.

A better place to do business.

A place of good government.

For ethics reform. For our future.