ELECTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE LINKS

Facebook

State Blog

 

 

Providence

SK/Narr

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE LEAGUE...
Sign up for action alerts and our newsletter.


LEAGUE SUPPORTS ETHICS LEGISLATION
LWV President Jane Koster testified to restore Ethics Committee oversight to legislators, April 14.
READ TESTIMONY
READ COMMENT


STATE LEAGUE SURVEYS DISTRICTS 2010 EDUCATION FUNDING FORMULA
The LWVRI surveyed school districts during the 2013 -2014 school year about the education funding formula enacted by the General Assembly in 2010. With the support of the RI State Superintendents Association the League requested participation from all school districts. Barrington, Burrillville, Chariho, East Providence, Foster-Glocester, Johnston, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Westerly, Woonsocket responded.

For more information, contact Joanne DeVoe
at 401-247-3004 or
joanned@qis.net

FUNDING FORMULA SURVEY


FINANCING EDUCATION
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
HIGHLIGHTS


UPDATE
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
MORE INFO


AT THE STATE HOUSE

State League Studies Education Funding Policy
A subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee has interviewed local officials on the impact of the education funding formula instituted in Rhode Island in 2011.


THE TRANSPARENCY PORTAL
The LWV has long urged urged transparency in government. Look at Rhode Island up close, through the Transparency Portal, which details budget expenditures, open meeting law regulations, and asks for citizen input.
CLICK HERE

 

Celebrate 95 Years of Women & the Vote
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:00am
Marble House, Newport

Mildred Nichols displays the October 6,
1920 Notice (from the Irene Precinct,
Jefferson District, Loudoun County, VA)
certifying that her grandmother,
Eppie Clark, had registered and was on
the books as a registered voter.

Women in sashes fête the
anniversary of the Act.

League member Linda Jenkins
wearing traditional suffragist's sash.

The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and the Preservation Society of Newport County celebrated 95 years of women's suffrage on the terrace of Marble House. The event was free and open to the public.

Former Representative Donna Walsh, retired Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Judith Colenback Savage, and LWVRI board member and author Marian Styles-McClintock read excerpts from suffragists' speeches and documents. Poet Amber Rose Johnson read a poem written to mark the occasion (VIEW VIDEO). A musical interlude and a re-enactment of a "Votes for Women" march completed the event.

The Newport Restoration Foundation, the Newport Historical Society, the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, and the YWCA of Rhode Island co-sponsored the celebration.

MORE INFO
VIEW VIDEO


SIGNING OF VOTING EQUIPMENT BILL
Transfers the purchasing power of Voting Equipment
from the Board of Elections to the Secretary of State.
State House, August 6, 2015
On the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Right Act

Front: Senate President Theresa Paiva-Weed (District 13), Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (District 32),  Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (District 3),  Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (Majority Whip District 01 applauding in back of Secretary Gorbea), Governor Gina Raimondo. Back: Rep. Shelby Maldonado (District 56) and Rep. Kathleen Fogarty (District 35).

Jane Koster, LWV RI President, served on the Secretary of State's "Voting Equipment Task Force"


SOPHIA TO SELMA

This spring eighth grade students in the Social Justice Seminar at Sophia Academy in Providence traveled to Selma, Alabama. The League of Women Voters Education Fund contributed to their trip.


ROB ROCK ADDRESSES LWVRI
AT JUNE CONVENTION

Robert B. Rock, Director of Elections from Rhode Island Secretary of State's Office, with Jill Kassis and Susan Escherich.


THE 8TH ANNUAL
SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION
MERIT AWARDS CEREMONY
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 4:30pm
Governor's Reception Room, State House

$1,000 - Grand Prize Recipients
Louise A. Oliveira, History Dept. Chair,
Exeter-West Greenwich High School
Mark Gardner, Social Studies Teacher
Chariho High School


League in Action
The League in Photos

 

Governor Raimondo speaks at
League Day at the State House
March 24, 2015


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

— Dwight Eisenhower

 

PROVIDENCE LEAGUE CONVERSATION
Providence League of Women Voters Conversation will feature "New Voices on the School Committee: Mark Santow" on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00pm.

For more information, e-mail joan.retsinas@gmail.com


ACCESSING GOVERNMENT
IN RHODE ISLAND
ACCESS/RI has outlined the limitations on the public's access in Access Limited: An Audit of Compliance with the Rhode Island Public Records Act(2014).
MORE INFO


STUDY ITEMS
How Fair is the State Funding for Libraries? What is the physical status of Providence School Buildings?
At the June 19 annual meeting, the Providence League of Women Voters elected those study items for 2014-2015.


SEE THE LATEST VOTER!
SPRING 2015 (pdf)


GOVERNMENT DATA
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
CLICK HERE

For Providence, see city site
CLICK HERE


THE BOOK GROUP
MEETS MONTHLY

Book Group gathers for Holiday Lunch at Agawam Hunt Club

UPCOMING BOOKS

September 2015
"The Secret History of Wonder Woman," by Jill Lapore

MORE INFO


NEEDED: Volunteers
The Ethics Commission, the Board of Elections, legislative committee session, the Environmental Council of RI... all need citizen input.

The LWV needs volunteers to attend meetings. If many volunteer, we would each attend a few sessions, and report back. If you can spare a few hours, contact Susan Escherich at 401-433-4896.

 


The League neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government.

© Copyright 2009-2015 League of Women Voters of RI. All rights reserved.
172 Taunton Avenue, Suite 8 • East Providence, RI 02914 • (401) 434-6440
state@lwvri.org

 LWVRI is a 501(c)(4) organization. Funding for this internet site was provided by the Rhode Island League of Women
 Voters Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Education Fund provides members of the League of Women Voters,
 as well as the general public, with information and educational services on elections and on current public policy issues.
Information in regard to advocacy is not the intent of this internet site.

MouseWorks