CANCELLED: SAVOY: Voter Registration Drive with the RI League of Women Voters

This event has been postponed-- we hope to announce a rescheduled date soon. Please check back for more details. 

Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your continued support. 

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!

Event date: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Event address: 
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501165160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 25th, 2020

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, this exciting history explores the full scope of the movement to win the vote for women through portraits of its bold leaders and devoted activists.

Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B.

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Cover Image
By Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525579014
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 13th, 2018

From United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand comes an inspiring picture book about ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

The Right to Be Elected: 100 Years Since Suffrage (Boston Review / Forum) Cover Image
By Jennifer M. Piscopo (Editor), Shauna L. Shames (Editor)
ISBN: 9781946511539
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Published: Boston Review - May 12th, 2020

What might happen if a woman's right to vote is seen as coequal with her right to be elected?

Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment Cover Image
By Nancy B. Kennedy, Katy Dockrill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781324004141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

A bold new collection showcasing the trailblazing individuals who fought for women’s suffrage, honoring the Nineteenth Amendment’s centennial anniversary.

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534110496
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2020

In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote.