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MASTER LEVER OUT
The League of Women Voters had long advocated abolishing the Master Lever; this session the General Assembly did that, effective 2015.


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


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

 

SOUTH COUNTY DEBATE September 30, 2014
Representative Teresa Ann Tanzi (District 34), Stephen C. Tetzner (House District 34 candidate), Kathleen A. Fogarty and Lacey McGreevy (District 35 candidates), Blake Anthony Filippi (House District 36 candidate), Rep. Donna M. Walsh (House District 36).

 

SOUTH COUNTY DEBATE September 30, 2014
James M. Callahan, Mark W. Gee (Senate District 35), V. Susan Sosnowski (Senate District 37).


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.


Registering Voters at Lippitt House
May 7, 2014

Liz Head from Providence LWV registers voters at
Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum lawn party, May 7


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).
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PROVIDENCE LWV CONVERSATION (Oct. 8)
Crumbling Schools:
Too Awful to Ignore
Speaker: Joseph Da Silva, School Construction Coordinator, RI Department of Education

Facts from the Conversation
READ


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!
OCTOBER 2014 (pdf)


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

For Providence, see city site
CLICK HERE


THE BOOK GROUP
MEETS MONTHLY

Discussing "I am Malala"
June 2014

SUMMER BOOKS

July 10, 2014
"THE LAST RUNAWAY"
by Tracy Chevalier

August 7, 2014
"LEAN IN"
by Sheryl Sandberg

Next Meeting
1:00pm
133 Terrace Avenue
Riverside, RI
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.

 


The League neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government.

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