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


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If you want to vote by mail, don't wait. The process takes time. Read the instructions and fill out the form carefully as directed. Drop boxes for ballots are now available in all cities and towns. https://tinyurl.com/yxu64kln

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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.”

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Ward 2 Providence School Committee - October 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Ward 3 East Providence School Committee - October 14th, 7:10 p.m.
At Large East Providence School Committee - October 14th, 7:50 p.m.
Live Stream: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83937130132

Bristol Town Council October 8 - Video Recording

Racism and Redistricting event
Event Date: 
Oct 8 2020 - 7:00pm

On October 8, the League of Women Voters of the United States, along with LWV of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia hosted a discussion on the role systemic racism plays in silencing voters of color and how it’s shaped one of the most important processes for ensuring voters’ voices are heard.
Video: https://tinyurl.com/y3rbwghu

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A series of virtual forums hosted by the League of Women Voters South County began Thursday (10/1) with a night focused on candidates for Town Council.

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Action Alerts

Please submit your questions to: LwvRhodeIsland [at] gmail.com. All questions used will be asked of both candidates, and should be issue-oriented.

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Press Mention

By Gerry Goldstein - a monthly contributor, is a retired Providence Journal bureau chief and columnist.

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The South County League is holding Candidate events for Westerly Town Council, Westerly School Committee, and RI House Districts 37 and 38. All forums will be available live via the link:

Voter Registration Drive
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League of Women Voters South County registering voters at the Eslplanade, Westerly Library & Wilcox Park on National Registration Day September 22.

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September 10 Newport School Committee Candidates Forum
September 17 Middletown School Committee Forum
September 24 Newport City Council - City At-Large Candidates
October 1 Newport City Council – Wards
October 8 Newport County State Representative Candidates

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Blog Post

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.

2020 Lippitt House Conversation series

Links to the Presenter's bios, recordings of the events, and other resources will be found by following the event links. The video recordings may also be found on the Preserve Rhode Island YouTube Channel. https://tinyurl.com/ybvt5b6b