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LEAGUE SUPPORTS ETHICS LEGISLATION
LWV President Jane Koster testified to restore Ethics
Committee oversight to legislators, April 14.
SUSAN B. WILSON CIVIC EDUCATION MERIT AWARDS
Wed., June 10, 2015
Governor's Reception Room
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
FUNDING FORMULA SURVEY
Financing Education Forum held in Newport.
Position on Financing Public Education in Rhode Island
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.
LWVRI Biennial Convention 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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.
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
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
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
(in that order)
Monday, June 8, 2015
Come enjoy the spring evening. Not a potluck –
we will have food. Bring your enthusiasm.
RSVP to (401)351-2269 or
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:
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).
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)
For Rhode Island, see Rhode Island Foundation
For Providence, see city site
THE BOOK GROUP
Book Group gathers for Holiday Lunch at Agawam Hunt Club
June 4, 2015
Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert
by Janet Wallach
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.