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SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS
Details & Application
CLICK HERE


EDUCATION FORMULAS AND FAIRNESS TO THE TAXPAYERS
A paper on the status quo and two formula alternatives.
READ SUMMARY & PAPER
Rev. 2-12-2015


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 for 2014
A subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee is studying the impact of the education funding formula instituted in Rhode Island in 2011 by interviewing local officials to determine how the formula is affecting their work. This may result in a proposal for legislative action

Monitoring:

  • The Board of Elections
  • The Ethics Committee
  • The Judicial Nominating Committee
  • Open Meetings and Open Records


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

 

9th Annual LWV New England
Leadership Development Conference
May 16-17, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites
Wells, Maine

Theme: Election Law, with Training in League Process

Friday - May 15 (optional)

  • Dinner and Socializing

Saturday - May 16

  • Registration: 9:00am-10:00am
     
  • Workshop 1: 10:00am-11:30am
    Redistricting
    Leader: Nancy Marashio, LWV New Hampshire
     
  • Keynote Speaker: 1:00-2:00
    Nellie Gorbea, RI Secretary of State
     
  • Workshop 2: 2:15pm-3:45pm
    Money in Politics
    Leader: Ann Luther,  LWV Maine
     
  • Workshop 3: 4:00pm-5:30pm
    Open Primaries
    Leaders: Kate Rader & Sonja Schuyler, LWV Vermont

Sunday - May 17

  • Facilitated Discussion: 9:00am-10:00am
    Establishing a LWV New England Resource Bureau
    Susan Clark, LWV Vermont
     
  • Panel Discussion: 10:00am-11:30am
    Women in Politics
     
  • Wrap-Up: 11:30am

FULL AGENDA

Registration: $25
To register, complete Registration Form and mail with check for $25 payable to LWVME. Note "LWV New England Conference" in memo field. Send to LWVME Education Fund, PO Box 863, Augusta, ME 04332.

Accommodations
Call 207-646-0555 to make your hotel reservation at Hampton Inn & Suites. Specify that you are with the LWV. Room rate is $109 per night.


League Member Jill Kassis fêted
at Salve Regina University
Congratulations to Jill Kassis, who has been working on
Leadership Matters, a program of public sector leadership
development in Rhode Island. Jill was given a Certificate of
Appreciation for her "commitment to serving the public good by
supporting the development of public leaders in Rhode Island"
during the recent Inaugural Innovation Conference.
LWVRI President Jane Koster and former President Derry Riding
attended the Inaugural Innovation Conference.

Jill Kassis (center) with Georgie Bishop (left),
President of the Public Sector Consortium,
and Jim Ludes, Director of the Pell Center,
at Salve Regina University.


A Providence League of Women Voters
Conversation
A Woman's Perspective: New Voice on the City Council

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Conversation over coffee and dessert with:

Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11)
Hear why she ran and the obstacles she faced.

For more information, please contact Joan Retsinas at:
joan.retsinas@gmail.com or 401-272-0422


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


Barbara Feldman as time-keeper at
Providence School Board Nominating Commission forums.
Providence League members served as time-keepers,
moderator, question-gatherers at the two public evening forums,
held at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.


She Shines YWCA Radio Program

Jane Koster, Liz Head, and Sandy Riojas
before recording the She Shines YWCA radio program.
To be aired October 25, 2014 at 10:00am on WOON 1240.


Common Cause RI

Common Cause RI 44th Annual Meeting, October 15, 2014.
Phil West, accepting award, Jane W. Koster and Greta Abbott.


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

 

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!
WINTER 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

May 7, 2015
The Elephant Company
by Vicki Constantine Croke

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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