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League of Women Voters of Providence

Upcoming Events: Providence Conversation

Please come!
Monday, March 12 Corruption in Rhode Island: Reality and Perception
Monday, March 19 I know a Guy: Ethics in RI
Monday, March 26 Threats to Elections: Should We Worry?

Monday, March 26 Threats to Elections: Should We Worry?
What are the threats to our voting process? Cam technology make our elections secure?

Robert Rapoza
- Executive Director, RI State Board of Elections
Joseph Cammarano - Associate Professor of Political Science, Providence College
John Savage - An Wang Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Place: Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St, Providence
Time: 6:30 - 7: 00 pm, reception, 7:00 - 8:00 speakers
Parking available in the Wheeler School lot across the street.
For wheelchair-access, call Carrie Taylor, 401- 453-0688,

For more information, 401-351-2269, or

LWV Providence Conversations

Providence League of Women Voters Conversations - informal conversation on on issues of interest with coffee and dessert.

The Providence LWV holds regular "Providence Conversations," where guests are invited to chat informally, over dessert, with Leaguers. Recent conversations have included "Clearing the Streets of the City" with Michael Borg, Executive Director, Department of Public Works City of Providence; "Ethics: Closer to Home", with Susann Mark, Esq. Chair of Providence Ethics Commission; "DACA: From Dream to Limbo with Deportation?" with Kathy Cloutier, executive director, Dorcas International Institute; and "Revisiting State Assistance to RI Libraries" with Karen Mellor, Director, RI Office of Information and Library Services.

For more information on future Conversations, contact

Pictured at a recent Conversation: Tracy Breton, Former investigative reporter, Providence Journal; Richard Ratcliffe, Former RI Assistant Attorney General; and Grafton (Cap) Willey IV, Tax and Budget Chair, SBA Small Business Summit, and LWV moderator Joan Retsinas. The speakers were part of "Corruption in Rhode Island: Reality and Perception" one of three community discussions co-sponsored by the LWV Providence and Lippitt House Museum in March.

LWV Providence Officers

Conveners Hollie Courage, Joan Retsinas, Barbara Feldman, and Liz Head

For more information, please contact: or 401-272-0422 or or 401-351-2269

Tea at Blithewold

On September 18th the Providence LWV held its second annual fundraising tea at Blithewold in Bristol + almost chrysanthemum season. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea attended, then graciously spoke to the group and answered questions. Thank you to all that attended.


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