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Join us for League activities throughout the state

Rhode Island is a small state and there are League activities organized to include all members of the League in Rhode Island. Please help us with events, advocacy, voter service, or even just enjoy a book with us.
The Book List for 2020 is up!

100th Anniversary - 19th Amendment and League

We're celebrating the League's and the 19th Amendment's 100th Anniversaries!

In anticipation of the 19th Amendment's passage giving women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters was first proposed at the National American Woman Suffrage Association's (NAWSA) convention March 24, 1919, and within a month charters were obtained for the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Providence. The League of Women Voters national organization was formally established on February 14, 1920 at the NAWSA convention in Chicago.

The 19th Amendment was passed and signed into law August 26, 1920!


Speaker Elizabeth C. Stevens made the lives and times of RI Women's Suffrage pioneers Paulina Wright Davis and Elizabeth Buffum Chace come alive.

Elizabeth C. Stevens is the author of Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lillie Chace Wyman: A Century of Abolitionist, Suffragist and Workers' Rights Activism

People Powered Fair Maps TM

People Powered Fair MapsTM is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide.

To kick off the campaign, the League hosted a national convening in Washington, DC, where League leaders from around the country gathered to discuss their state's role in advancing redistricting reform.

Advocacy Committee

Making Your Voice Heard at the State House
League members from throughout the state are encouraged to join the LWVRI in our advocacy and lobbying activities at the State House. The League needs people to attend hearings, submit testimony, and meet with legislators. If you would like to be more active on Smith Hill, please join us. Learn more about our issues or contact the LWVRI Advocacy Committee to learn how you can make your voice heard.

See Fall newsletter for latest report.

The Library Funding Committee warmly welcomes any Leaguer interested in helping on this issue. If you would like to schedule a meeting with your representative, please contact Maureen Romans at:

Please come join an Education Observer Corps. The Providence School Board meets the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Sarah Gleason, LWV Providence, at

Voter Service Committee

Help us register voters, run debates, and provide other informational services around elections. Contact the state or your local League to join us.

For scheduled Voter Registration events see Elections

Communications Committee

Do you have social media, website, or other communications experience? Or would you like to learn? Help the League's Communications Committee tell the world what the League is doing. Contact the state or your local League to join us.

Book Club

The Book Group has proved to be a great new League institution. In addition to having a good time and meeting new people, we've learned a lot of history (Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick), current events (The Places In Between by Rory Stewart), and outstanding people (The Half-Life of a Zealot by Swanee Hunt). On the lighter side, we read a hilarious memoir of growing up in the 50's (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson).
Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm. All are welcome to join us.
To learn more about the Book Group, email Hollie Courage at or call Linda Jenkins at 401-816-0331 and leave a message.
Book List for 2020
Books and Meeting dates will also be posted on the Calendar