Thursday, October 24, 2013

Affordable Care Act Seminar

Join us (Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island) for this presentation and discussion on the impact of  the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00pm

Free and open to the community
Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts will provide insight into the Affordable Care Act and HealthSource RI. She’ll show how individuals, families, and small employers can easily enroll in a health care plan that will meet their needs.
HealthSource RI, also known as Obamacare, launched their open enrollment period which runs from October 1, through December 15. Coverage begins January 1, 2014.
For more details, contact Marty Cooper at 401.421.4111.ext. 171 or

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What is the scope of the City of Providence Zoning Ordinance update?

What is the scope of the City of Providence Zoning Ordinance update?

LWVRI Education Subcommittee

Thanks to you who have agreed to help with our survey of the local school district officials about the funding formula.  Our first interview in Pawtucket is scheduled for this Friday, 10/25 with Joanne & Wendy; another is in Barrington on 10/31 with Joanne & Hollie; Janet is arranging one in East Providence; Barbara one in Providence; and Patty in Middletown.
The League plans to publish the survey report on its website and as needed. 
Some League and RIDE materials which can help to explain how the formula works.  There are tables that show the data used and the funds distributed by the formula in FY 2014.
Further information is on the RIDE website; see link below.
Here we go!  If you have questions or problems, let me know, 247-3004
Regards,  Joanne DeVoe

Friday, October 11, 2013

Re-Zoning Providence
Presentation: Bob Azar, Providence Planning Department
Monday, November 18, 7pm
Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave, Providence

The presentation will summarize the Technical Review and Approaches Report for Re:Zoning Providence. (Report Re:Zoning Providence will be a comprehensive overhaul of the City Zoning Ordinance. The staff is writing the first draft of that ordinance.

 From 2005 to 2012, an interim comprehensive plan was created and neighborhood charrettes and neighborhood plans were completed for each of Providence’s twentyfive neighborhoods. In 2012, the comprehensive plan was updated to reflect those goals. The City’s comprehensive plan, Providence Tomorrow, and the neighborhood plans are now completed. The city seeks public input.
For more information, see

Thursday, October 10, 2013

“Providence Conversation”. Councilman Sam Zurier - November 13

Wednesday, November 13 -  7 pm to 9 pm

“Providence Conversation”. Councilman Sam Zurier will talk about tax policy in Providence: who decides who will pay what? who gets special breaks? who doesn't?  (more infomration to follow)

For more information: contact

Providence League of Women Voters board - November 11

Monday, November 11 - 11 am, 

Providence League of Women Voters board/conveners/members organizational meeting.

All are welcome.

For more information, contact Liz Head,

NAACP, Providence Branch, Celebration of 100th Anniversary - November 1

Friday, November 1, 5:30 pm,
Providence Marriott

NAACP, Providence Branch, Celebration of 100th Anniversary

Keynote Speaker: Congressman John Lewis (D-Georgia), the only living person who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King at the March on Washington in 1963.

For more information, contact Jim Vincent, 401.261.0174,

State League of Women Voters present: League Connect 2013 - October 29

Tuesday, October 29 - 10 to noon
Cranston Central Library
140 Sockonosett Rd

A conversation with the LWVRI Board, state and local League leaders, local members, and members at large

 Topics—Discussion followed by Q&A

*   Agriculture Study.  Update on the study and consensus process.
*   Election 2014
·     VOTE411. What it is;  how you can participate.
·      Candidates’ Forums and Voter Registration.
·      Election Ready Schools—A project to prepare young people to vote. Learn how to participate and the timeline for implementation.
·         Building  new coalitions and strengthening existing one; How you can you strengthen our voice at the State House

Questions or to RSVP: Susan Wells, or State President Jane Koster,