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Making Democracy Work

League of Women Voters of Newport County

The LWV Newport County serves the city of Newport and the towns of Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton. Contact LWVNewportCounty@lwvri.org for more information.

Joan C. Arnold Award


On December 6th, at a reception at Harbor House in Newport, the seventh annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award was presented to Loren Deveau in recognition of her extraordinary volunteer contributions to Child and Family. Loren oversees and coordinates the Thanksgiving and holiday food and gift programs for the agency.

The award presented by the League of Women Voters, Newport County, honors its longtime member and treasurer, Joan C. Arnold. Joan gave years of devoted service to the Newport County League, the League of Women Voters Rhode Island and many other community organizations.

Our congratulations to Loren, a very deserving recipient.

Loren Deveau, center in photo, is the Arnold Award recipient for 2018.

Pictured left to right are Landa Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator at Child and Family, Angela McCalla, Foster Care Recruiter, Child and Family, Loren Deveau, 2018 Arnold Award recipient, Betsy Akin, V-P for Fund Development at Child and Family, and Ann Arnold, Joan Arnold's daughter and Child and Family Marketing and Development Manager.

Angela McCalla and Ann Arnold

Newport County League Member Linda Jenkins shares memories of her friend Joan Arnold

LWV Newport County Events

The LWV Newport County holds regular meetings on topics pertinent to the community and the country as well as candidates forums in election years.

Most recently, LWV Newport held an open meetings on Women in the Legislature with Senator Dawn Euer and State Representatives Lauren Carson, Susan Donovan and Deb Rugierro.

Jim LudesJames Ludes, Director of the Pell Center at Salve Reginia University, spoke on the impact of Russian cyber interference in the 2016 election at the LWV Newport's annual meeting.

2017LWVNWPTForum A special election to replace retiring Senator Theresa Paiva Weed was held in June 2017. The League joined other groups in sponsoring a very successful candidates forum.

Elections and Voters Service

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Registering Voters at CCRI

Would you like to participate in the League's voter service activities? Each election season, the League works hard to register voters and hold forums to help citizens make important election decisions. As election 2018 nears, check these pages to learn how you can help or contact LWVNewportCounty@lwvri.org