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LEAGUE SUPPORTS ETHICS LEGISLATION
LWV President Jane Koster testified to restore Ethics Committee oversight to legislators, April 14.
READ TESTIMONY
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SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS
Awards Ceremony
Wed., June 10, 2015
4:30pm
Governor's Reception Room
State House
Providence, RI


STATE LEAGUE SURVEYS DISTRICTS 2010 EDUCATION FUNDING FORMULA
The LWVRI surveyed school districts during the 2013 -2014 school year about the education funding formula enacted by the General Assembly in 2010. With the support of the RI State Superintendents Association the League requested participation from all school districts. Barrington, Burrillville, Chariho, East Providence, Foster-Glocester, Johnston, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Westerly, Woonsocket responded.

For more information, contact Joanne DeVoe
at 401-247-3004 or
joanned@qis.net

FUNDING FORMULA SURVEY


FINANCING EDUCATION
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
HIGHLIGHTS


UPDATE
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
MORE INFO


AT THE STATE HOUSE

State League Studies Education Funding Policy
A subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee has interviewed local officials on the impact of the education funding formula instituted in Rhode Island in 2011.


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 citizen input.
CLICK HERE

 

LWVRI Biennial Convention 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Butler Hospital
Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI
10:00am to 2:00pm

Keynote speaker: Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State

All League members are invited to attend, but only delegates will vote on officers, budget, and programs. If you would like to attend as a delegate, contact your local League president.

Please invite guests to join us for Secretary of State Gorbea's talk at 1:00 pm.

See Voter for directions.

Registration


Providence Conversation

Mary Kay Harris
Ward 11 Councilwoman

A Woman's Perspective: New Voice on the City Council
Highlights from the Conversation


League in Action
The League in Photos

Scenes from LWV New England
Leadership Development Conference
Wells, Maine
May 16-17, 2015

LWVRI Delegation (L-R): Derry Riding; Liz Head;
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea; LWVRI President Jane Koster;
Jill Kasis; Susan Escherich; Judy Dorian

 

LWVRI's Derry Riding, Jill Kassis & Jane Koster register participants

Governor Raimondo speaks at
League Day at the State House
March 24, 2015

League of Women Voters Newport County Legislators Forum
Panel Discussion
Newport Public Library
March 21, 2015

 


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

 

ANNUAL PROVIDENCE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
BBQ/SOCIAL/MEETING
(in that order)
Monday, June 8, 2015
5:30 pm
Come enjoy the spring evening. Not a potluck
we will have food. Bring your enthusiasm.
RSVP to (401)351-2269 or
emhead603@hotmail.com


A LEAGUE FOR NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND
An effort is underway to establish a League presence in northern Rhode Island.

The next informational meeting is at the Greenville Public Library on May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

For more information, contact Judy Dorian:
judydorian@gmail.com


ACCESSING GOVERNMENT
IN RHODE ISLAND
ACCESS/RI has outlined the limitations on the public's access in Access Limited: An Audit of Compliance with the Rhode Island Public Records Act(2014).
MORE INFO


STUDY ITEMS
How Fair is the State Funding for Libraries? What is the physical status of Providence School Buildings?
At the June 19 annual meeting, the Providence League of Women Voters elected those study items for 2014-2015.


SEE THE LATEST VOTER!
SPRING 2015 (pdf)


GOVERNMENT DATA
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
CLICK HERE

For Providence, see city site
CLICK HERE


THE BOOK GROUP
MEETS MONTHLY

Book Group gathers for Holiday Lunch at Agawam Hunt Club

UPCOMING BOOKS

June 4, 2015
Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert
by Janet Wallach


MORE INFO


NEEDED: Volunteers
The Ethics 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.

 


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