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SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS
Details & Application
EDUCATION FORMULAS AND FAIRNESS TO THE TAXPAYERS
A paper on the status quo and two formula alternatives.
READ SUMMARY & PAPER
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
AT THE STATE HOUSE
State League Studies Education Funding policy for 2014
A subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee is studying the impact of the education funding formula instituted in Rhode Island in
2011 by interviewing local officials to determine how the formula is affecting their work. This may result in a proposal for legislative action
- The Board of Elections
- The Ethics Committee
- The Judicial Nominating Committee
- Open Meetings and Open Records
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.
9th Annual LWV New England
Leadership Development Conference
May 16-17, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites
Theme: Election Law, with Training in League Process
Friday - May 15 (optional)
Saturday - May 16
- Registration: 9:00am-10:00am
- Workshop 1: 10:00am-11:30am
Leader: Nancy Marashio, LWV New Hampshire
- Keynote Speaker: 1:00-2:00
Nellie Gorbea, RI Secretary of State
- Workshop 2: 2:15pm-3:45pm
Money in Politics
Leader: Ann Luther, LWV Maine
- Workshop 3: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Leaders: Kate Rader & Sonja Schuyler, LWV Vermont
Sunday - May 17
- Facilitated Discussion: 9:00am-10:00am
Establishing a LWV New England Resource Bureau
Susan Clark, LWV Vermont
- Panel Discussion: 10:00am-11:30am
Women in Politics
- Wrap-Up: 11:30am
To register, complete Registration Form and mail with check for $25 payable to LWVME. Note "LWV New England Conference" in memo field. Send to LWVME Education Fund, PO Box 863, Augusta, ME 04332.
Call 207-646-0555 to
make your hotel reservation at Hampton Inn & Suites. Specify that you are with the LWV. Room rate is $109 per night.
League Member Jill Kassis fêted
at Salve Regina University
Congratulations to Jill Kassis, who has been working on
Leadership Matters, a program of public sector leadership
development in Rhode Island. Jill was given a Certificate of
Appreciation for her "commitment to serving the public good by
supporting the development of public leaders in Rhode Island"
during the recent Inaugural Innovation Conference.
LWVRI President Jane Koster and former President Derry Riding
attended the Inaugural Innovation Conference.
Jill Kassis (center) with Georgie Bishop (left),
President of the Public Sector Consortium,
and Jim Ludes, Director of the Pell Center,
at Salve Regina University.
A Providence League of Women Voters
A Woman's Perspective: New Voice on the City Council
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Conversation over coffee and dessert with:
Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11)
Hear why she ran and the obstacles she faced.
For more information, please contact Joan Retsinas at:
email@example.com or 401-272-0422
Governor Raimondo speaks at
League Day at the State House
March 24, 2015
League of Women Voters Newport County Legislators Forum
Newport Public Library
March 21, 2015
Barbara Feldman as time-keeper at
Providence School Board Nominating Commission forums.
Providence League members served as time-keepers,
moderator, question-gatherers at the two public evening forums,
held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
She Shines YWCA Radio Program
Jane Koster, Liz Head, and Sandy Riojas
before recording the She Shines YWCA radio program.
To be aired October 25, 2014 at 10:00am on WOON 1240.
Common Cause RI
Common Cause RI 44th Annual Meeting, October 15, 2014.
Phil West, accepting award, Jane W. Koster and Greta Abbott.
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
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).
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!
WINTER 2015 (pdf)
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
For Providence, see city site
THE BOOK GROUP
Book Group gathers for Holiday Lunch at Agawam Hunt Club
May 7, 2015
The Elephant Company
by Vicki Constantine Croke
June 4, 2015
Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert
by Janet Wallach
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.