We Want Our Summer Back!

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Did you know…

… that the Governor may have illegally ruined summer in Rhode Island when she shuttered down mid-to-large-sized events and activities? And now she’s talking about TESTING & QUARANTINING tourists who want to spend time and money in our state!

The Governor has improperly stolen our summer … and the General Assembly is letting is happen!

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, which can only extend 30 days out. For a Governor who has stressed “data driven” decision-making, this crystal-ball prognosticating is not acceptable.

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 … and violating our first-amendment right to peaceably assemble.

And the General Assembly has failed to act on its statutory authority, sitting idly by while the wreckage continues to mount.

It should be the choice of each organization and each individual whether or not they will safely organize or attend group functions.

In addition to the tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders laid-off from work, dozens of fun and traditional summertime activities have been arbitrarily outlawed by Governor, without authority … and without supporting data. Among the activities we have been told we must forgo:

  • NO large family cookouts, weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, or pool parties
  • NO funeral gatherings
  • 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 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


Rhode Islanders need to know what the government is forcing them to miss out on.
Go to this page to add your own event or activity to this list … then forward this email to as many of your friends as you can. We WILL get our summer back!

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