Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

Women's Journal and Suffrage News Newspaper clipDuring these uncertain times, we know that you are doing all you can to ensure your health and safety, and that of your community. The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island wants you to know that we remain committed to empowering voters and defending democracy. There are many ways that you can participate in strengthening our democracy. See a few highlights below.
Be safe and healthy!
Your friends at LWVRI
 

100 years of the League of Women Voters and the 19th Amendment in 2020!

 

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Public Statement

“In this time of COVID-19, it is so important that Rhode Island voters have a distinct and singular on-line space for election information,” said Jane Koster, President of LWVRI. “I encourage Rhode Islanders to visit www.VOTE411.org where they will find answers to questions by candidates regarding issues that are important to Rhode Islanders.”

Mail Ballot Application
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According to the Board of Elections it is NOT too soon to apply for mail ballots for the November election.

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COME REGISTER TO VOTE

10AM-1 PM AND 2-4:30 PM, AT THE ESPLANADE, WESTERLY LIBRARY & WILCOX PARK.

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September 10 Newport School Committee Candidates Forum

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Blog Post

LWVUS Blog
With three months to go until Election Day, America is facing a critical shortage of poll workers, the linchpin of our voting process, all of whom need to be signed up and trained in time for November.

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Public Statement

Visits Serve as Quality Checks to Ensure Everyone Is Counted

100th Anniversary at Marble House
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Virtual Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment (video of event)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPaeMazgyfM&feature=youtu.be

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Bristol Town Council forum on Sept. 2, 2020
The Forum for candidates for RI Senate District 18
Links to videos here.

2020 Lippitt House Conversation series
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Criminal Justice Reform – Wednesday, September 23

Speakers:
Jill Harrison – Professor of Justice Studies, Rhode Island College
James Monteiro – Reentry Campus Program
Judge Judith C. Savage – Former RI Superior Court Judge

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Public Statement

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Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of two lower courts to waive the two-witness and notary requirement for absentee ballots in Rhode Island for 2020 elections. The case was brought by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, Common Cause Rhode Island, and individual Rhode Island voters with significant risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.

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Press Mention

OUR TURN

Library funding disparities beg for redress

By Joan Retsinas and Maureen Romans, League of Women Voters