Providence League of Women Voters
Wed., June 5, 2013
For more information, contact Joan Retsinas at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 272-0422.
SEE THE LEAGUE
Members track events, happenings, debates.
CONNECT TO PROVIDENCE
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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
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
West Bay League of Women Voters
Annual Dinner Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick 02886
Guest Speaker: Mayor Vincent ("Buddy") Cianci
Business Meeting - 5.00 pm
Dinner - 6.00pm
Speaker – 6.45pm
RSVP by May 20, 2013CLICK TO REGISTER
For more information, call Millie Plouffe, Treasurer
RI League of Women Voters
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00am to 2:00pm
$20 per person (includes coffee, lunch and materials).email@example.com
Speaker: Ken Block, discussing efforts to repeal the master lever.
For more information, contact:
(401) 434-6440 or
While any League member can attend,CLICK TO REGISTER
only delegates will get to vote
Capitol Forum Brings Rhode Island High School Students to the State House
This year the LWV Education Fund once again supported
the Capitol Forum. High school students spend the year
studying international issues, end with debates at the
State House. Senators Reed and Whitehouse
opened the day-long conference.
Rhode Island students at the State House
The League in Pictures
Newport LWV Coffee with Legislators
Representatives Edwards, Finn, Martin, and Canario
chat with LWV member Patty MacLeish.
Mary Chace gives an update on gender
issues before the legislature.
League Action 2013
Speak Up! Speak with the League!
Our Priorities for 2013Legislators pay attention to those who elect them, especially in a
small state like Rhode Island. Armed with the facts and some background, you can be an effective spokesperson for the League.
The LWVRI advocacy priorities in 2013 are:
Restoring the jurisdiction of the Ethics Committee over the legislature.
- Passing merit selection for magistrates.
Supporting women's health and reproductive rights.
Eliminating the "master lever" (voting for a straight ticket by making one mark).
Improving gun control.
Counting addresses of prisoners where they lived when arrested to prevent skewing of populations in redistricting.
Establishing early voting in Rhode Island.
Repealing Voter ID
Marriage Equality — Passed and signed
The LWVRI will speak up on other important issues if they arise, even if they are not on our priority list.
RI LWV President Derwent Riding testifies
on Voter ID at Senate Judiciary Committee
February 28, 2013
RI LWV President Derwent Riding testifies on changes
in election procedures at House Committee on Oversight
February 7, 2013
The Ethnics 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 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
APPLY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS
The Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards Committee is accepting nominations to honor Rhode
Island's innovative teachers and their work in civic education.
APPLICATION & DETAILS
Deadline for applications:
April 30, 2013
A Grand Prize of $800, a Jury Prize of $500
and an Honorable Mention Prize of $200 will be awarded to three teachers or teams of teachers for work that has already been accomplished and whose impact has already been assessed.
Sponsored by the LWV of South Kingstown/Narragansett.
FOR PROVIDENCE DATA
The Rhode Island Foundation site is a mine of data.
THE BOOK CLUB MEETS MONTHLY
SEE THE LATEST VOTER!
APRIL 2013 (pdf)