LWV STUDIES AGRICULTURE
The national LWV has committed to studying agriculture in the United States. The state LWV is participating in this study. Join us.
For more information, contact Susan Wells
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.
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
AT THE STATE HOUSE
RI LWV President Derwent Riding testifies on Voter ID at Senate Judiciary Committee
February 28, 2013
RI LWV President Derwent Riding testifies on changes in election procedures at House Committee on Oversight
February 7, 2013
Highlight: Gun Control
The LWV has long had a strong position
on gun control and will be monitoring legislation.
Upcoming LWV Theater Fund-Raising Party
2013 Theater Party Features Award-Winning
"Sons of the Prophet"
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00pm
2nd Story Theater
28 Market Street
Stephen Karam's "Sons of the Prophet,"
a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Lucille Lortel
Tickets: $35 each
MORE INFO | RESERVATIONS
Reservations due November 7th.
For more information, contact Joanne DeVoe
401-247-3004 or email@example.com
A Providence Conversation
Taxes in Providence:
Rates? Exemptions: Collections? Who Decides?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Speaker: Councilman Sam Zurier
A Providence Conversation
Renay Brooks Omisore, Commissioner, and Kathy Placencia,
Administrator of Elections, from the Providence Board of Canvassers,
discuss voting at a "Providence Conversation" in September.
Capitol Forum Brings Rhode Island High School Students to the State House
This year the LWV Education Fund once again supported
the Capitol Forum. High school students spend the year
studying international issues, end with debates at the
State House. Senators Reed and Whitehouse
opened the day-long conference.
Rhode Island students at the State House
The League in Pictures
Jane Koster, LWV RI President, talks to members
at LWVRI Connect on October 29
Mary Chace gives an update on gender
issues before the legislature.
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
Ken Block, The Master Lever Story
Ken Block spoke at the League of Women Voters Rhode Island 2013 Annual Convention about his campaign to get rid of the Master Lever on the Rhode
RI Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Rhode Island's Health Care Exchange
On March 27, 2013, Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Roberts spoke at League Day at the State House about the Rhode Island Health Care Exchange.
TRANSPARENCY A STUDY FOR PROVIDENCE LEAGUE
OF WOMEN VOTERS
How transparent is our city government? How transparent
could it be?
For 2013-2014 the Providence LWV will be studying transparency.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE THE LATEST VOTER!
OCTOBER 2013 (pdf)
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
For Providence, see city site
THE BOOK CLUB MEETS MONTHLY
Next Meeting: February 6, 2013
"And The Mountains Echoed"
by Kahled Hosseini
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.