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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

For almost 100 years, we have have made a difference in our democracy.

We influence public policy, advocate for issues that affect our lives, and encourage greater participation in public life.

We welcome men and women, citizens and non-citizens, young and old to join us in our work.

Who are we? We are the League of Women Voters, an organization of women and men who want to make a difference in the political future of our country.

HAPPENING NOW!

Providence League of Women Voters Invites You to a Providence Conversation

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Place: 133 Dexterdale Rd, home of Barbara Riter

Providence needs its small businesses. Sometimes those small businesses need a boost from the city. Come learn about the Providence Business Loan Fund. Enjoy conversation and coffee, tea and cookies.

Guest: Thomas Hoagland, Director of the Providence Business Loan Fund

For more information, email joan.retsinas@gmail.com or call 401-272-0422.

2018 RHODE ISLAND ELECTION BOND ISSUE

The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island (LWVRI) today is urging all Rhode Island voters to APPROVE Referendum #1, the $250 million bond issue that will support public school construction and renovation. Jane Koster, President of the LWVRI stated "This is an urgent need for every district in the state. We need to provide warm, dry and safe schools for every Rhode Island student and facilities that give all our students equal educational opportunities."

She added that the Budget for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 corrected several outstanding problems with the previous method of financing new construction and renovation of public schools. The Budget legislation called for local maintenance plans and commitments, and a state and local partnership in funding rather than the former method of state reimbursements only after the local project was completed.

This bond issue will maintain a State participation level that reflects the local government's ability to finance which helps ensure that all students have equal access to well-equipped and maintained schools.