LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
NEWPORT COUNTY CALL FOR APPLICANTS
FOR THE JOAN C. ARNOLD
The League of Women Voters of Newport County is seeking applications for the sixth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic
Participation Award. Joan C. Arnold was a long-time member of the League who also served in many other organizations in the community. This award honors those who exhibit the same persistence as Joan
in bringing relief to those in need or improving the quality of life in Newport County.
The award winner is chosen from nominations sent by community members. The recipient must be a resident or work in Newport
County (which includes Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton). The award will be given to either a single individual or an organization or group. The deadline for
applications is October 16, 2017 and the award will be announced at the end of October. The application is available here or or by contacting Susan Wells at 401-846-9537 or email@example.com.
The League of Women Voters of Providence
Invites you to a Providence Conversation:
DACA: From Dream to Limbo to Deportation?
In 2012, President Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
order, allowing children born outside the United States who immigrated with their parents to stay in the country. Today 800,000 of these children have settled into
schools, training programs, and jobs. President Trump has threatened to halt DACA. What does this mean for Rhode Island's "Dreamers"?
Join the League and guest speaker, Kathleen Cloutier, executive director, Dorcas International Institute, on
Wednesday, October 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the home of LWV Providence member Liz Head in Providence. Contact her for directions at 401-351-2269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LWVRI CONVENTION 2017
June 1, 2017 at 4:45 p.m
Keynote speaker: Arlene Violet
Register Online or see the Spring Voter.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RHODE ISLAND'S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION
INTO WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD
League of Women Voters of Rhode Island President Jane W. Koster
released this statement today in response to President Trump's call for an investigation into unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud:
"President Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud are seriously
flawed and unfounded in fact and voters must not be swayed by these statements from the White House. Irresponsible announcements from the President that instill distrust and
misunderstanding of our voting system are not acceptable.
"League of Women Voters of Rhode Island continues our work with the League of Women Voters of the United States, the Rhode
Island Secretary of State's office and with other good government partner organizations to advocate and lobby for a safe and secure election process. Rhode Island has instituted new practices to
accomplish these goals. This last year the state joined the Electronic Registration Election Center (ERIC), a multi-state secure data-matching center organized to improve accuracy of
voter registration systems.
"The League of Women Voters, as we have proven during the 97
years of our existence, will continue our fight to protect our right to have a voice and the right to vote. The League shall work and
give oversight to any restrictions on voting and voter suppression."
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