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Savoy Bookshop and Café presents a voter registration drive in partnership with the League of Women Voters of South County! In honor of women's suffrage and the the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the League of Women Voters of South County RI will be at Savoy on Saturday, March 21st co-hosting a voter registration drive. We will have a display of women's suffrage titles available as well. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Rhode Island League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.
- Nonpartisan: Belle Sherwin, League president from 1924 to 1934, institutionalized the League's nonpartisan stance. We do advocate for issues, but we never support or oppose candidates for office. Each League establishes and follows its own non-partisan policy. In developing the policy the League considers its community. The LWVRI has prepared a handbook of informative articles about non-partisanship; the LWVRI non-partisan policy is included in the handbook.
- A grassroots action-oriented organization: Members act on behalf of the League when authorized by the appropriate board. Working with our membership and through coalitions, we make our voice heard.
- Promote citizen education: Part of the League's mission is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.We believe that democracy is not a spectator sport.
- Advocate for issues: The League's mission also includes taking action on governmental measures and policies in the public interest. Study before action became standard during the presidency of Belle Sherwin.
We hope you will join us!
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