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

 

100th Anniversary at Marble House
Event Date: 
Aug 26 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Zoom Event

Evite to Marble House Zoom event August 26

Mail Ballot Application
News

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

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August 13, the US Supreme Court denied the Republican request for an emergency stay of the consent decree to eliminate witness/notary requirements for vote by mail in the Fall elections.

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Action Alerts

A virtual forum for Democratic candidates for Bristol Town Council will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd.

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The Newport County League is working with Lynne Tungett, owner and editor of Newport This Week, and other local civic and media organizations, to organize virtual forums to help voters learn more about Newport County candidates for state and local

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Action Alerts

As it has done in the last three elections in East Providence, the League of Women Voters will be inviting candidates in East Providence’s primary races to answer questions from constituents so that voters can compare their priori

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Although the Census Bureau updated their schedule August 3 to say the count will now be ending September 30 instead of October 31, Census takers will be in Rhode Island (Providence area) starting August 6.

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Press Mention

The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Campaign Legal Center, and law firm Fried Frank on behalf of voting rights advocacy groups — Common Cause Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island — and 3 Rhode Islanders

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“The pandemic has shone a bright light on the barriers facing our most vulnerable voters in Rhode Island. Without relief from onerous laws like our witness requirement, these voters will be disenfranchised,” said Jane Koster, president of the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island.

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Public Statement

WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States board of directors and the League of Women Voters Education Fund board of trustees issued the following statement in response to federal agents attack on peaceful protestors: 

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Press Mention

OUR TURN

Library funding disparities beg for redress

By Joan Retsinas and Maureen Romans, League of Women Voters

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Action Alerts

September 8 Primary Election: Applications for Mail-in Ballots

 
It is not certain that mail ballot applications will be sent to all registered voters for the Fall elections. But you can ensure you get one.