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!

 

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JULY 27, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census...
Households have until October 31 to respond to the 2020 Census.

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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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[Salem, Oregon] – The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) calls for civil discourse amid Portland’s ongoing protests. We reaffirm Americans’ First Amendment right to peaceful protest...

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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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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.
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Ghost Guns - The Governor signed the bill June 23, 2020!

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March 26, 2020
VOTING RIGHTS GROUPS URGE STEPS TO PROTECT PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO VOTE

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• Register to vote if you have yet to do so at Vote 411 or at R.I. Secretary of State.
• Get the latest updates on R.I.'s upcoming elections and learn more about voting-by-mail at R.I. Board of Elections and what the League is doing.
• Fill out the 2020 U.S. Census. We want to ensure that Rhode Island continues to receive the federal funding it deserves, and we keep two U.S. House Representatives.
• Support the League's People Powered Fair Maps campaign and ensure that R.I. puts the power of drawing districts in the hands of ordinary Rhode Islanders and not legislators. Sign a petition and show your support for proposed amendments to the R.I. Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission at Redraw RI.
• Read the House or Senate bills that would pave the way for an independent redistricting commission in Rhode Island.

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To disaffiliate after Voting by Mail in the Presidential Preference Primary:
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League of Women Voters South County Honors Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards’ Winners 

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P.O. Box 1636, Westerly, RI 0291-1636